The California Legislature is in the final throes of the 2017 Session with many issues remaining unresolved, including a real estate document tax, an affordable housing bond, a bill that allows for a private right of action against general contractors when subcontractors default on wages, expenditure of the cap-and-trade tax, electric vehicle charging station changes, and many other proposals that could impact properties – all told thousands of votes will be taken over the final 10 days of session.

Both Houses of California’s Legislature have 2/3 vote Democrat supermajorities which means it is more difficult than ever to stop bills.  ICSC and the California Business Properties Association (CBPA) are following the proceedings closely and will provide a full accounting of which bills make it to the Governor.