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Matthew Hargrove

President & CEO

Rex W. Hime

VP Strategic Communications

Crystal Whitfield

Executive Assistant

Rex S. Hime

Senior Advisor


Weekly Update

September 2, 2022







Legislative Session Over -

End of Session Update

Wednesday was the final day of the 2022 California Legislative Session where they went into the wee hours of this morning finally adjourning after 3:00 a.m. 


The Governor has until September 30 to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature before Sept. 1 and in the Governor’s possession on or after Sept. 1


Below, find a short list of priority bills that we worked on to advance or protect the office, industrial, and retail real estate industry. Many are now on the Governor’s Desk awaiting veto or signature. Many others did not make it through the Legislative process but rest assured – they will be back.

Bills on the Governor's Desk


SB 301 (Skinner) California's version of the federal INFORM Consumers Act addressing organized retail crime and online sales of stolen products.


SB 846 (Dodd) Extends operations of Diablo Canyon Powerplant.


AB 1695 (Santiago)  Incentivizes more use of adaptive reuse of residential and non-residential properties.


AB 1951 (Grayson) Sales Tax Exemption for Manufacturing Equipment Purchases.


AB 2164 (Lee) Extends the Certified Access Specialist (CASp) license fee which benefits property owners, small businesses, and customers increasing accessibility and protecting from frivolous lawsuits.


AB 2316 (Ward) Solar incentives for residential and commercial which prioritizes access to assistance for renters and those who cannot install on-site solar and storage while compensating customers for the value of producing clean electricity when the grid is most strained.


AB 2432 (Muratsuchi) L.A. County Electric Vehicle Operations and Signage. SIGNED.


AB 2836 (Garcia) Incentivizes cost-effective criteria pollutant emission reductions in trucks and provides creditable emission reductions towards air quality attainment goals that otherwise would be obtained via onerous regulation.



SB 1020 (Laird) Accelerates renewable and zero-carbon mandates and requires 100% of all retail sales of electricity to California end-use customers by 2045.


SB 1137 (Gonzalez) Mandates a setback of 3,200 feet between any new oil wells and certain “sensitive receptors.”

AB 257 (Holden) Puts significant fiscal and legal requirements on small business owners/franchisees of counter-service restaurants by creating a labor council to set wage and other workplace requirements.


AB 1279 (Muratsuchi) Increases the cost of energy by mandating our state to reach carbon neutrality by 2045.


AB 2106 (Rivas) Subjects a wide range of commercial, industrial, and retail properties to costly compliance measures and potential lawsuits.


AB 2438 (Friedman) Ensures long-term congestion and increased engine idling on already congested freeways and surface roads by requiring funding to incorporate road diets and lane reductions to reduce GHG impacts.



SB 6 (Caballero) Attempts to provide incentives for dense market rate mixed-use development projects in areas zoned commercial in exchange for adopting certain union pay and training requirements.


AB 1632 (Weber) Initially required onerous access to private employee restrooms in all public buildings to people with certain medical conditions. Amendments addressed our concerns.


AB 1738 (Boerner Horvath) Initially mandated fully functioning EV charging stations in all existing commercial parking lots. Amendments brought requirements in line with recent building code adoption addressed concerns.


AB 2011 (Wicks) Attempts to provide incentives for dense market rate and affordable mixed-use development projects in areas zoned commercial in exchange for adopting certain union pay and training requirements.

AB 2206 (Lee) Initially required all non-residential leases to break out individual parking stall costs. Amendments removed the mandate on property owners/managers and provided alternate ways of compliance for employers.


AB 2260 (Rodriguez) Requires trauma kits be installed anywhere an AED is currently required. Amendments addressed our concerns with training requirements and liability. 

Failed Legislative Passage

SB 15 (Portantino) Provides incentives for dense market rate mixed-use development projects in areas zoned commercial in exchange for adopting certain union pay and training requirements. NEUTRAL.


SB 260 (Wiener) Creates a tracking, reporting, and mandatory goal setting scheme for climate emissions in California that would negatively impact the economy and drive out jobs and tenants. OPPOSE.


SB 679 (Kamlager) Establishes the Los Angeles County Affordable Housing Solutions Agency and establishes new taxes and fees on residential and commercial projects. OPPOSE.


SB 1105 (Hueso) Establishes the San Diego Regional Equitable and Environmentally Friendly Housing Agency and creates new taxes and fees without engagement with local stakeholders. OPPOSE.


SB 1393 (Archuleta) Requires local governments to consider cost and technological feasibility before requiring residential and commercial property owners to switch out their gas equipment with electric. SUPPORT.


AB 1778 (Garcia) Deprives communities of desperately needed state highway dollars to alleviate the congestion and freight corridor issues that contribute to the poor air quality experienced in these communities. OPPOSE.


AB 1858 (Quirk-Silva) Extends existing inspections and code enforcement to any buildings used for human habitation, regardless of zoning, and creates tenant protections when buildings are deemed unsafe. OPPOSE.


AB 1897 (Boerner Horvath) Establishes the Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act, which covers certain single-use packaging and plastic single-use food service ware. NEUTRAL.


AB 1953 (Maienschein) Requires installation of Water Bottle Refill stations in most buildings. OPPOSE.


AB 2133 (Quirk) Adopts an aggressive 2030 GHG emissions reduction target to 55% below 1990 level. OPPOSE.


AB 2143 (Carrillo) Declares construction of all renewable electrical generation and battery storage of more than 15kWs installed on a non-single-family homes a public works project requiring Prevailing Wage. OPPOSE.


AB 2237 (Freidman) Makes road construction more difficult/expensive by requiring state and local transportation funding be consistent with a Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) and all state climate goals. OPPOSE.


AB 2829 (Low) Provides Grants to tenants for Certified Access Specialist (CASp) inspection. SUPPORT


AB 2840 (Reyes) Bans the building of any industrial facility 100,000 square feet or more within 1,000 ft of a “sensitive receptor,” which has a broad definition including almost any non-industrial/commercial use. OPPOSE.

2022 Energy Standards Overview -

What's New?

There are Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code) requirements for residential and nonresidential buildings. The following information contains multiple-subject matter overviews, of both residential and nonresidential requirements, to help comply with the Energy Code.


Below to find links to Fact Sheets and short summaries for each standard overview and what is new:




“Under the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards(Energy Code), major changes to nonresidential and hotel/motel building requirements include new photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage system requirements, a prescriptive heat pump space-conditioning baseline for certain climate zones, requirements for DOAS, and the addition of new covered processes, including controlled environment horticulture spaces. A definition for “Multifamily Building” was added, and multifamily buildings now have their own sections, beginning with §160.0.”




“The 2022 Energy Code reorganizes low-rise (three or fewer habitable stories) and high-rise (four or more habitable stories) multifamily buildings into one building type, updates the multifamily buildings definition, and moves all requirements for multifamily buildings to their own subchapters under Sections 160.0-180.4.”

California Flex Alerts

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) issued a statewide Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. August 31 and September 1. In terms of industrial users, the ask is between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m.


Wednesday, we participated in a briefing by and are working with Governor Newsom, his Administration, and the California Large Energy Consumers Association (CLECA) for the purposes of providing an update related to a severe heat event that will be occurring this week, and likely extending beyond the weekend.


When Californians shift energy use to earlier in the day and conserve electricity use during a Flex Alert, it can prevent more dire emergency measures, including rotating power outages.


Go to – includes tips for conservation and energy management, and Flex Alert notifications. 

2022 CBPA Calendar

Tuesday, November 15

CBPA Board Meeting 



For more information on any of our events, please contact Crystal Whitfield at 916-443-4676 or

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