Governor Brown Signs LLP Legislation

Government Relations|

Governor Brown recently signed legislation to extend the sunset date on the law that allows architect, engineering and land surveying firms to organize as Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP).

The AIA California Council and ACEC California jointly sponsored the legislation, SB …

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Governmental Advocacy at the AIACC

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Imagine. You enter into a contract with a public agency to provide architectural services. You provide services and receive compensation. Later, the public agency determines that it…
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Your duty to defend obligation is going to change for the better

Government Relations, Relevance|

Governor Brown signed SB 496 into law last Friday, establishing reasonable limits on the obligation of design professionals to defend their clients.
The new law, which goes into effect for contracts signed on or after January 1, 2018, states that …

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Legislative Update

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Well, it is starting all over again.  The California Legislature is back in Session and has already introduced nearly 2,500 bills.
We are in the process of reviewing these newly introduced bills to identify those that are of interest to …

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AIACC Advocacy – A Year in Review, and a Peek into Next Year

Advocacy Issues, Government Relations|

As the calendar dictates, the 2015-16 California State Legislature officially came to an end, and the 2017-18 Legislature officially began.  Now is a good time to look at the highlights, both good and bad, of the Legislature in 2016, the …

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Architect-in-Training Bill Passes the State Assembly

Advocacy Issues, Government Relations, Relevance|

The AIACC-sponsored bill to allow those who are on path to becoming licensed architects to use the title “Architect-in-Training” is one step closer to being sent to the Governor for his consideration.

SB 1132 (Galgiani) passed the State Assembly on …

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To Recuse or Not To Recuse? That was the Question.

Advocacy Issues, Government Relations, Public Policy, Relevance|

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With help from Gwynne Pugh, FAIA, the answer was good for architects and our local communities.

On April 29, 2015, the Senate Committee on Governance & Finance passed the AIACC-sponsored legislation SB 704, authored by Senator Ted Gaines …

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Sales Tax on Services: On the Table Again

Advocacy Issues, Government Relations|

Legislation was introduced the first day of the new legislative session in December to impose a significant sales tax on services. While the legislation contains only intent language, meaning the real language is not yet in the bill, statements made …

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