VICTORY: AB 2840 Suspended This Year
AB 2840 (Reyes): AB 2840, a bill that would have severely limited building new warehouses across the Inland Empire, has been put on hold for 2022. The Inland Empire is a key artery for Southern California's logistics industry, especially for Greater Los Angeles. BOMA/GLA and BOMA California were deeply engaged in opposing this bill.
Modern warehouses are major job creators and among the most energy and water efficient buildings in the nation. Our industry is leading the way in sustainable buildings, and we will continue to work with state and local policymakers to provide safe, clean, and comfortable places for Californians to work, shop, and deliver goods.
2022 State Legislative Priorities
SUPPORT – SB 1393 (Archuleta): Requires local governments to consider important cost and technological feasibility before requiring residential and commercial property owners to switch out their gas equipment with electric.
SUPPORT – AB 2164 (Lee): Extends the $4 fee on business licenses that goes to the Certified Access Specialist (CASp) program which benefits both small businesses and customers by providing financial assistance to ensure facilities are accessible and will protect from frivolous ADA litigation.
SUPPORT – AB 2829 (Low): Provides Grants to tenants to have space inspected and certified by a Certified Access Specialist.
OPPOSE – AB 1738 (Boerner Horvath): Mandates fully functioning EV charging stations be installed in existing apartments, hotels and motels, schools, and commercial buildings. Goes far beyond the EV standards adopted in December 2021.
OPPOSE – AB 1858 (Quirk-Silva): Extends existing inspections and code enforcement to any buildings used for human habitation, regardless of zoning, and creates tenant protections when buildings are deemed unsafe. We are asking for an amendment to make clear this only applies to buildings where an owner has a written agreement for a tenant to live in the building, exempting properties with unauthorized tenant use.
OPPOSE – AB 2840 (Reyes): Bans the building of any industrial facility 100,000 square feet or more within 1,000 ft of a “sensitive receptor,” which has a broad definition including almost any non-industrial/commercial use. Additionally, all projects that are not banned due to proximity to a sensitive receptor must have a PLA to be approved.
OPPOSE - SB 260 (Wiener): Seeks to create a tracking, reporting, and mandatory goal setting scheme for climate emissions in California. It will have an impact throughout the economy and drive out jobs and tenants.
OPPOSE - SB 1301 (Becker): Adds a climate change surcharge to certain corporation's taxes. Would drive jobs and tenants out of the state.
OPPOSE/Seeking Amendments – AB 1632 (Weber, Akilah): Requires access to private employee restrooms in all public buildings to people with certain medical conditions.
OPPOSE – AB 1953 (Maienschein): Requires installation of Water Bottle Refill stations in most buildings.
OPPOSE/Seeking Amendments – AB 2260 (Rodriguez): Requires trauma kits be installed anywhere an AED is currently required. Puts training requirements on Building Managers and creates liability concerns.
OPPOSE – AB 2206 (Lee): Mandates parking costs specifically be broken out in leases.