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Legislative Priorities

Building Owners and Managers Association of California (BOMA California) is a federation of all eight metropolitan BOMA local associations in California and serves as the collective membership’s legislative and regulatory advocate.

BOMA California preserves and promotes the interests of California commercial real estate professionals through legislative and regulatory advocacy in Sacramento.

Here's a look at BOMA California's Legislative Priorities in 2020.

AB 687- (Daly D) Real Estate Brokers: Limited Liability Companies

Summary: Would authorize a limited liability company to be licensed as a real estate broker. The bill would require the limited liability company to obtain an additional license to retain each additional member, manager, or officer to act under the company’s license as a real estate broker. The bill would, in the event of death or incapacity of a sole designated broker - member, broker - manager, or broker - officer, authorize a limited liability company to operate as a licensee without interruption under its existing license if notice and an application is filed with the department within a specified time of the event.

Position: SUPPORT

AB 2737 - (Garcia, Cristina D) Community Emissions Reduction Programs

Summary: Current Law requires the State Air Resources Board, by October 1, 2018, to prepare and update, at least once every 5 years, a statewide strategy to reduce emissions of toxic air contaminants and criteria air pollutants in communities affected by a high cumulative exposure burden. Current law requires the state board to select locations around the state for the preparation of community emissions reduction programs, and to provide grants to community-based organizations for technical assistance and to support community participation in the programs. Current law requires an air quality management district or air pollution control district containing a selected location, within one year of the state board’s selection, to adopt a community emissions reduction program. This bill would prohibit a district that contains a selected location from authorizing a new major source, or revisions to an existing source, that increases toxic air contaminants and criteria air pollutants above the levels included in the community emissions reduction plan for that location without requiring the major source to mitigate the increased emissions directly in the affected communities.

Position: OPPOSE

AB 3211 - (Bauer-Kahan D) Toxic Air Contaminants

Summary: Current law authorizes local air pollution control districts and air quality management districts, in carrying out their responsibilities with respect to the attainment of state ambient air quality standards, to adopt and implement regulations that accomplish certain objectives. This bill would additionally authorize the districts to adopt and implement regulations to require data regarding air pollution within the district’s jurisdiction from areawide stationary sources of air pollution, including mobile sources drawn by those stationary sources, to enable the calculation of health risks from toxic air contaminants.

Position: OPPOSE

SB 850 - (Leyva D) Work Hours: Scheduling

Summary: Would require an employer, which includes a grocery store establishment, restaurant, or retail store establishment, to provide its employees with a work schedule at least 7 calendar days prior to the first shift on that work schedule, except as specified. The bill would require an employer, except as specified, to pay its employees modification pay for each previously scheduled shift that the employer cancels or moves to another date or time, for any previously unscheduled shift that the employer requires an employee to work, or for each on-call shift for which an employee is required to be available but is not called in to work that shift. The bill would require an employer to post a poster containing specified information regarding an employee’s right to receive modification pay and would require the Labor Commissioner to create the poster and make it available.

Position: OPPOSE

SB 950 - (Jackson D) California Environmental Quality Act

Summary: The California Environmental Quality Act requires a lead agency, as defined, to prepare, or cause to be prepared, and certify the completion of an environmental impact report on a project that it proposes to carry out or approve that may have a significant effect on the environment or to adopt a negative declaration if it finds that the project will not have that effect. The act requires all public agencies to adopt by ordinance, resolution, rule, or regulation specified objectives, criteria, and procedures for the evaluation of projects and the preparation of environmental impact reports and negative declarations, as specified. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions

Position: OPPOSE

SB 1247 - (Stern D) Dual Agency Disclosure

Summary: This bill would establish unnecessary regulations around dual agency.  The details of the bill are forthcoming.

Position: OPPOSE

AB 325 - (Ramos D) Self-Service Storage Facilities

Summary: The California Self-Service Storage Facility Act specifies remedies and procedures for self-service storage facility owners when occupants are delinquent in paying rent or other charges. Under current law, if rent or other charges due from an occupant remain unpaid for 14 consecutive days, an owner may terminate the right of the occupant to the use of the storage space at a self-service storage facility by sending a preliminary lien notice by certified mail to the occupant’s last known address, as defined to mean the address provided by the occupant, as specified. Current law, until January 1, 2021, authorizes the notice to be sent by electronic mail subject to specified conditions. This bill would remove the January 1, 2021, date, thus authorizing the sending of the notice by electronic mail indefinitely.

Position: SUPPORT

AB 1997 - (Nazarian D) Building codes: Earthquake Safety: Functional Recovery Standard

Summary: Would require the California Building Standards Commission, by June 30, 2021, to assemble a functional recovery working group comprised of certain state entities and members of the construction and insurance industries, as specified. The bill would require the working group, by June 30, 2023, to consider whether a “functional recovery” standard is warranted for all or some building occupancy classifications, using specified criteria, and to investigate the practical means of implementing that standard, as specified. The bill would require the working group to advise the appropriate state agencies to propose the building standards, as specified.  The bill would authorize the commission to adopt regulations based upon the recommendations from the working group for nonresidential occupancies. The bill would define “functional recovery” for purposes of these provisions, as specified.

Position: MONITOR

AB 2145 - (Ting D) Transportation Electrification: Vehicle Charging Stations

Summary: Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to reform the electric vehicle charging infrastructure approval process employed by the Public Utilities Commission to help ensure that by 2030, California will safely install enough electric vehicle charging ports to meet the demand for charging infrastructure through public and private investment.

Position: MONITOR

Additional Bills To AB 5

Summary: There are over 20 bills that have been introduced to fix holes and flaws in AB 5.  AB 5 was last year's bill to reclassify many independent contractors as employees.

Position: MONITOR