What You Need To Know | July 20, 2023

Mid-Year Legislative Update

Nearly 3,000 Bills Introduced

Last Thursday both Houses of the Legislature adjourned for Summer Recess giving a short lull in the action until they reconvene on August 14 for one final month of activity. Your advocates at CBPA work hard to assess all bills introduced, identify those that have an impact on your business, and take action to influence the direction of these bills. It is a daunting task, as illustrated by the numbers:

  • 2,995 - number of bills introduced by the Legislature in 2023. All bills are read and assessed by CBPA staff/members.
  • 444 - bills have been deemed to have an impact on CBPA members and are tracked.
  • 160 - tracked measures are still alive.
  • 20 - bills that remain alive and on CBPA's high priority list will require some action in the final month of session.


CBPA is a member-driven organization, and your input is essential in making sure we are successful. Members are encouraged to contact us with feedback as it pertains to our legislative priorities.  


California Commercial Real Estate Summit Returns to Sacramento Next Month!

CCRES is an annual opportunity to make priceless connections with your peers in commercial real estate as well as elected officials representing your region. Don't miss this opportunity to connect, engage, and advocate for our industry. CCRES returns to Sacramento August 22nd-23rd!


CBPA in the News: Commercial Developers Adjust to Solar Mandates in California

Last Friday, CBPA was featured in a Sacramento Business Journal article focused on solar mandates taking effect this year.

Effective January 1st, commercial buildings are required to be equipped with solar panels and battery storage.

CBPA President & CEO Matthew Hargrove spoke to the Sacramento Business Journal on the impacts of the new law on the commercial real estate industry.


People on the Move: Rob Cord

CBPA's 2023 Chair Rob Cord was featured in the Sacramento Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times recently, acknowledging his new role as the volunteer leader of the organization.

Cord has served as a board member of CBPA for over 20 years, and a member of the organization for over 25 years. He has held various volunteer leadership posts, including President of BOMA California, BOMA Sacramento, and NAIOP San Francisco. He currently serves as a partner with AREAS and Foothill Partners.

Employment Law Refresher: Lactation Accommodation

In 2019, the governor signed Senate Bill 142 (Weiner; D- San Francisco) into law, which took effect on January 1, 2020. Under SB 142, employers in California are obligated to provide a private lactation space, other than a bathroom, that must be in close proximity to the employee’s workspace, is shielded from view and is free from intrusion while the employee is using the space. Every employer must provide a reasonable amount of break time to accommodate an employee desiring to express breast milk for the employee's infant child each time it is needed.



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