DUAL “DUAL AGENCY” BILLS DUEL IN SACRAMENTO

Posted: April 21, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
As we have previously let you know, two bills have been gut-and-amended to deal with Dual Agency in the State of California and are currently in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.  One of the bills deals directly with residential disclosure issues related to the California Supreme Court case knows as Horiike.  The other bill is using the cover of that court case to ban the common practice altogether in the commercial setting at the behest of a tenant only brokerage firm. Here are links to the two ...

OPPOSE AB 1059 DUAL AGENCY BAN

Posted: April 21, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Our members have let us know how bad AB 1059 is and there are active efforts all across California to communicate to legislators how this bill would upend our entire industry.  We have been asked to share information on how companies can go on record opposing this bill so we are providing the following address and fax number for you to send a short letter:   The Honorable Mark Stone Chair, Assembly Judiciary Committee State Capitol Sacramento, CA 95691 RE: AB 1059 (Gonzalez Fletcher) DUAL AGENCY ...

COSTAR STORY ON CA DUAL AGENCY BAN

Posted: April 21, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Here is a recent story by Costar on two dual agency bills introduced in California.  See below for more detail about the two bills. Costar Story: CA to Consider New Legislation On Dual Agency  Read More →

ADA CODE REGULATORY UPDATE PACKAGE RELEASED

Posted: April 21, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Division of the State Architect has released its Access Compliance package which starts the 45-Day language comment period for the disabled access update (7/1/18).  Your Sacramento staff is reviewing the package to see if there are any objectionable provision remaining (we have been working on this for the past year). We would like to make sure that members of the industry who work with the code also have the opportunity to review and provide comment on any potential issues.  Click here and go ...

CA’S WAR ON CARBON

Posted: April 17, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The Sacramento Bee asked the question “Is California winning its war on Carbon.”  The answer, is, interesting, to say the least.  What some may find frustrating is that building energy efficiency measures our industry has voluntarily and mandatorily taken over the past 20 years, has contributed greatly – and at great cost – but does not even merit a mentioned. Click here to read the full article.  Read More →

SPRING RECESS ENDS

Posted: April 17, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Spring Recess in the California State Legislature ends today and so does the “calm before the storm.” Over the next few weeks every bill introduced must be heard and passed by their policy committee of jurisdiction by May 19.  It’s one of the busiest four weeks in the year under the Gilded Dome.  Ready, set, Go!  Read More →

SENATOR PAT BATES TAKES REINS OF THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS

Posted: April 17, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has taken over the leadership reins as the Senate Republican Leader succeeding Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) as the second woman in the history of the California State Senate to serve in the top leadership post of a party caucus. Senator Bates released the following statement, “I thank Senator Fuller for her leadership of the Senate Republican Caucus over the past two years as it is humbling to accept the baton of leadership from her today. I pledge ...

DUAL “DUAL AGENCY” BILLS DUEL IN SACRAMENTO

Posted: April 17, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
As we discussed last Friday, two bills have been gut-and-amended to deal with Dual Agency in the State of California and are currently in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.  One of the bills deals directly with residential disclosure issues related to the California Supreme Court case knows as Horiike.  The other bill is using the cover of that court case to ban the common practice altogether in the commercial setting at the behest of a tenant only brokerage firm. Here are links to the two measures: AB ...

COSTAR STORY ON CA DUAL AGENCY BAN

Posted: April 17, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Here is a recent story by Costar on two dual agency bills introduced in California.  See below for more detail about the two bills. Costar Story: CA to Consider New Legislation On Dual Agency    Read More →

ADA CODE REGULATORY UPDATE PACKAGE RELEASED

Posted: April 17, 2017 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Division of the State Architect has release its Access Compliance package which starts the 45-Day language comment period for the disabled access update (7/1/18).  Your Sacramento staff is reviewing the package to see if there are any objectionable provision remaining (we have been working on this for the past year). We would like to make sure that members of the industry who work with the code also have the opportunity to review and provide comment on any potential issues.  Click here and go to ...
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