CAR Legislative News

Published: August 27, 2007

<p><strong>2007 LEGISLATIVE SESSION HAS RECONVENED</strong>As the 2007 State Legislative session reconvenes, several C.A.R.-sponsored bills are up for consideration. <br /><br />C.A.R Sponsored Bill AB 980 (Calderon) Disclosure of Already Imposed Private Transfer Taxes, is eligible to be heard on the Senate Floor. This bill will require that a stand alone document on the private transfer tax (PTT) be recorded to become part of the title record as well as a separate disclosure to potential home buyers. <br /><br />C.A.R. Sponsored Bill SB 226 (Negrete McLeod) &quot;Degree Broker&quot; Requirements, is eligible to be heard on the Assembly Floor. SB 226 will clarify licensing rules to require the degree held by an applicant for a brokers license to include a major or minor in real estate before the applicant could be granted an experience exemption. — Additionally, SB 226 was recently amended to empower the Commissioner to require a licensee to display his or her license number on &quot;consumer first contact materials&quot;. <br /><br />C.A.R. Sponsored Bill SB 343 (Negrete McLeod) Housing Project Application: Pre-Hearing Availability of Staff Reports, is eligible to be heard on the Assembly Floor. SB 343 amends the Brown Act to require any writing that qualifies as a public document, which is provided to at least a majority of the members of a local legislative body within 72 hours of a noticed open public meeting, to also be made available to the public at a designated location of the local agency at the same time, as well as by way of the internet, if such capacity exists.</p><p><strong>ANTIOCH RECREATIONAL VEHICLE ORDINANCE GOES TO VOTERS</strong>Early this year, the city of Antioch sent a notification to residence indicating its intention to begin enforcing a Recreational Vehicle (RV) ordinance, which has been on the books for years but has not been enforced. — Due to the controversy over the ordinance, the city created a committee, which first convened on April 25th, to review enforcement and possible revision of the ordinance. The committee released a staff report on June 19th stating that a consensus could not be reached. — The City Council then moved to take the ordinance to the voting public via the ballot and directed staff to return to Council with ballot language, along with rewrite suggestions they felt would clear up any ambiguous language contained in the current ordinance. — It will appear on the February ballot in a special election, and city staff will not pursue any enforcement until that time.<br /></p>

Last modified: August 27, 2007 at 8:30 am | Originally published: August 27, 2007 at 8:30 am
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