Legislation

Overview

Legislation

CALBO recognizes that there are unique areas in the State of California where problems are better solved on a local level. CALBO’s government affairs efforts are focused on advocating that the state should establish minimum standards of safety rather than develop codes, and believing in the concept of uniformity and that, in general, building regulations can best be enforced and administered at the local level. A six-point policy has been developed to guide CALBO’s advocacy efforts, find more information here.

Overview

Legislative Bill Reports

All bills CALBO is currently tracking. Reports include calendars, language, and CALBO’s position on measures moving through the Capitol.

Overview

Guide to Changes in State Law

After legislation is passed and signed by the governor, it goes through the regulatory process. Along with the updating the codes on a triennial cycle, the California Building Standards Commission processes and implements these new laws. Here are some of the most recent issues the CBSC has been working on. 

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Legislative Process

2018 is the second year of the 2017-2018 legislative session. Many bills that were not vetoed or signed by the governor, carried over from 2017 into the 2018 legislative session as 2-year bills. Some of these measures failed passage early this year, and are no longer moving forward. Almost 3,000 bills were introduced this year, and CALBO is currently tracking over 30 bills.