AIA CA Supports Extending the Sunset Date on Certified Interior Designer Law

Government Relations|

The law that allows the California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC) to certify interior designers is up for review this year in the State Legislature.  This oversight review, called a Sunset Review, is a normal process for professions that …

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California Architects Board Considering Regulations Affecting Architect Advertising

AIACA, Government Relations|

There is time for architects to submit comments.

The California Architects Board (CAB) is holding a virtual meeting on Friday, February 18, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm, to receive public comments on its proposed regulation to require architects to include their …

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AIA CA’s Proposed Legislation in 2022

Government Relations|

At the direction of the AIA CA Board of Directors, we are seeking to have three bills introduced in the Legislature before the February 18 bill introduction deadline.  The proposed bills are:

Copyright Protection

To prohibit local government planning departments …

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New Laws in 2022

AIACA, Government Relations|

2022 brings some new laws that may be of interest to California Architects.  Here are some of those new laws.

New Laws Sponsored by AIA California

Zero Net Carbon Continuing Education

To help California architects prepare for rapidly changing building …

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The Governor Wants Climate Action

AIACA, Climate Action, Government Relations, Relevance|

Governor Newsom released his proposed State Budget on Monday.  The budget proposes to spend more than $284 billion, and includes a surplus that is expected to be more than $20 billion.  The State Budget that will be passed by the …

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AIACA, Gov’t Affairs, Government Affairs, Government Relations|

Earlier this month Governor Gavin Newsom finished deciding the fate of bills that the Legislature sent to him.  The outcome of several of those bills are important to the architectural profession, and are described below.  Please feel free to call …

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September Advocacy Update

Advocacy Updates, Government Relations, Relevance|

Advocacy Survey is still live

Don’t forget to tell us what you think!  We are surveying the membership to help us develop our advocacy priorities for next year.  Please take a few minutes to fill out this year’s survey.  …

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Changes in California Building Code

Government Relations, Relevance|

The 2019 Building Code (effective 1/1/2020) allows below-grade use of foam plastic building insulation without flame retardants.  This change was made possible due to the work of the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the support of many interested …

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