Recently Signed Legislation

Greetings from the AIA California Office,

AIA California is your voice in Sacramento – in the halls of the state capitol and within 27 different agencies that impact the design and construction industry in our state. We’re here protecting you from onerous legislation as well as proactively sponsoring bills that change the landscape for the architectural profession. Governor Newsom recently signed AB 342, sponsored by AIA California, which allows the California Architect Board (CAB) to ask licensees to provide demographic information to advance the profession’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) efforts. 

It’s one of several successes on the legislative front that we’ve enjoyed in recent years. California law affects your bottom line as practitioners, but also can make real our aspirations and dreams of evolving the practice culture and impacting the built environment. 

In 2022, AIA California sponsored a bill that protects an architect’s copyright–few items could be more important to practice.

In 2021, we successfully sponsored a bill to propel climate action: AB101 accelerates the decarbonization of buildings by requiring architects to complete five hours of continuing education every two years in Zero Net Carbon design.

Work in the legislative arena is one of the items that sets AIA California apart and demonstrates how we are Working for You. Your membership dues make possible the engagement of respected, established lobbyists. But all work in this area is driven by the goals of committed members on the Board of Directors, the Advocacy Advisory Committee, Climate Action Committee, and others. If you’d like to participate in one of those committees, click here.

Have a wonderful week,

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