SEVERAL BAD BILLS MISS DEADLINES

 A number of opposed bills opposed by the commercial real estate industry and identified as “Job Killers” by the California Chamber of Commerce are dead for the session after missing legislative deadlines:

AB 244 (Eggman; D-Stockton) jeopardized access to credit for home mortgages and increased the challenge to attract business to California because of high housing prices by extending the homeowner’s bill of rights to others, thereby opening the door to more private rights of action.

AB 356 (Williams; D-Carpinteria) would have potentially shut down certain in-state oil production operations by redefining critical components of the Underground Injection Control program which would, in turn, have compromised oil production without providing any additional environmental and groundwater protections beyond those recently proposed by state regulators.

AB 357 (Chiu; D-San Francisco) would have imposed an unfair, one-size-fits-all, two-week notice scheduling mandate on certain retail and food employers that penalized these employers with “additional pay” for making changes to the schedule with less than two weeks notice, and additionally imposed a new, protected leave of absence from work for employees who are seeking public assistance.

AB 1490 (Rendon; D-Lakewood) would have driven up fuel prices and energy prices by imposing a de facto moratorium on well stimulation activities by halting the activity after an earthquake of a magnitude 2.0 or higher.

SB 576 (Leno; D-San Francisco) stifled innovation and growth in the mobile application economy and created unnecessary and costly litigation by mandating unnecessary, redundant and impractical requirements that will leave many current and future mobile applications unusable, with no benefit to the consumer.

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