MAY 19, 2023

CBPA Recognizes California's Job Protectors

Each year, numerous bills that make it harder to do business in California are introduced, threatening job creation, stagnating wages, and driving businesses and individuals out of the state. Fortunately, the California Legislature has members fighting back against these bills. CBPA has formed a coalition with CalChamber, California Business Roundtable, and NAIOP of California to celebrate California's Job Protectors and support them in their efforts to create a supportive environment for business owners and create more strong middle-class jobs.


2023 California Commercial Real Estate Summit: Registration Now Open!

California Commercial Real Estate Summit (CCRES) brings together leaders from across the office, industrial, and retail real estate sectors to advocate for our industry, connect with peers, and stay informed on critical issues.

The event returns to Sacramento August 22nd-23rd!


AB 1748 Held In Appropriations Committee

AB 1748 (Assemblymember James Ramos; D-San Bernardino), has stalled in the Appropriations Committee without a hearing. This essentially makes it a two-year bill and it can be acted upon in January 2023. AB 1748 addresses warehouse development in the Inland Empire and is a more reasonable alternative to AB 1000, the de facto warehouse ban, which died in committee in late April. 


Assemblymember Ramos announced the formation of a working group of Inland Empire legislators to begin discussions on the issue. CBPA will remain active on the issue of warehouses given their central role in development, jobs, and the economy.

Hundreds of Bills Killed In Suspense File

Yesterday was a crucial day for bills to make it out of committee and have a shot at becoming law. The day has been known as "suspense day" as hundreds of bills on the suspense file are either passed through the Senate or Assembly Appropriations Committee, or held without any deliberation or explanation. The suspense file is where bills go if they have a fiscal impact of more than $50,000 from the general fund or $150,000 from any of the state's special funds. CBPA will continue to provide updates on priority bills of interest to our industry as their make it through the legislative process.

CARB Ban on New Diesel Truck Sales by 2036

Article By Former State Senator and President pro tempore Don Perata

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) decision to ban diesel truck sales by 2036 was made in a bubble. Certainly, its members can celebrate as “first in the world.” Earthjustice says, “the significance of the 100% (zero emission) sales requirement cannot be overstated. It makes California the undisputed global leader in zero emission truck sales. The rule is evidence of CARB’s boldness.” Except CARB is a non-elected state board setting public policy free from responsibility for long-lasting effects on consumers and the economy. 



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