AIA California Board of Directors Adopted Positions on Legislation

Advocacy Updates|

The AIA California Board of Directors regularly takes positions on legislation that impacts the profession, whether that impact is positive or negative. 

There is a process to establish these positions.

  • Over 2,000 introduced legislative bills are looked at or read.
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Architecture + Advocacy

Advocacy Updates|

I don’t think I’ve ever met an architect who did not value advocacy.  As soon as one leaves the relative safety of academia and steps into the rough and tumble of the business and art of architecture, BOOM!  The complexities, …

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Legislation Introduced to Protect Architect Copyright

Advocacy Updates|

AIA California is sponsoring legislation this year to protect the intellectual property of architects when projects are under consideration by local planning departments.  The legislation, SB 1214 , was recently introduced State Senator Brian Jones.

Many local planning departments post …

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AIA California Advocacy Survey

Advocacy Updates|

It is that time of year again.  Every year, in the Fall, AIA CA surveys the Members on how state law can be changed to improve the professional lives of architects.  Think of it as a “there should be a

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Governor Signs Major Residential Zoning Bills

Advocacy Updates, AIACA|

SB 9 and SB 10 have been signed into law by Governor Newsom.

SB 9 has a direct impact on additional dwelling units (ADU) production of which the architect should be aware.  Property owners will now be faced with a …

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August Advocacy Update

Advocacy Updates|

The Legislature returns next week from its Summer Recess, and it has four weeks to complete its business for the year.  There are hundreds of bills still alive and the Legislature must decide whether to pass, defeat, or hold them …

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Advocacy Update – July

Advocacy Updates, AIACA|

July Legislative Update

There are a few good updates to provide you today, as the Legislature has been busy working on the State Budget and working through legislation prior to its Summer Recess beginning in mid-July.

California Historic Preservation Tax

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Advocacy Update – June

Advocacy Updates|

June Update on Legislation

The California Legislature is at the halfway point.  By the end of this week, bills need to pass the house in which they were introduced in order for them to remain alive this year.  For example, …

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