New Laws Affecting Public Agencies in California

A Recap of BB&K Legal Alerts & Articles

During the 2013 legislative session, Gov. Brown signed into law new legislation affecting California public agencies, most of which will go into effect in less than six weeks. For more information on any of the new laws below, click on the title to view the full legal alert or article.

AB 44 - Assembly Bill 44 Requires Submission of Subcontractors' License Numbers in Public Construction Bids
Effective July 1, 2014.

AB 218 and AB 556 – Two New California Laws Will Affect Hiring and Fair Employment Practices
AB 218 effective July 1, 2014
AB 556 effectiveJanuary 1, 2014.

AB 354 - Local Ballots Must Identify Whether Measures Are Proposed By Public Agency
Effective January 1, 2014.

AB 409 – FPPC to Establish Electronic Filing and Public Disclosure System for Statements of Economic Interests
AB 409 was effective immediately.

AB 562 – Cities and Counties Must Provide Report Before Approving Economic Development Subsidies to Businesses
Effective January 1, 2014.

AB 1090 - New California Law Authorizes FPPC to Provide Advice or Opinions, Investigate and Enforce Violations of Government Code Section 1090
Effective January 1, 2014.

AB 1149 and SB 49 - New Law Requires Local Public Agencies in California To Notify Anyone Affected by a Security Breach
Both laws effective January 1, 2014.
To read a more detailed article authored by BB&K attorneys, click here.

SB 7 – Controversial New Law Conditions State Funding on Charter City Compliance With State Prevailing Wage Law for Locally Funded Projects
Effective January 1, 2015, unless the contract was advertised for bid prior to that date.

SB 510 – New Law Gives Local Agencies the Power to Reject Mobile Home Park Conversions
Effective January 1, 2014.

SB 553 – New California Law Establishes Additional Requirements for Conducting Elections Involving Stormwater and Flood Control Service Fees
Effective January 1, 2014.

SB 594 – New California Law Further Restricts Nonprofit Organizations From Engaging in Campaign Activity
Effective January 1, 2014.

SB 743 - CEQA Reform: The Third Rail of California Politics
Article examining the challenges of CEQA reform and what laws passed.
Effective January 1, 2014.

SB 751 - New Law Requires Public Report on Action and Vote of Each Member in Open Sessions
Effective January 1, 2014.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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