Govt Affairs Update by Richard Markuson, CAPHCC Lobbyist

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AB 2116 by Assembly Member James M. Gallagher would require the governing board of a school district to obtain reasonable and informed projections of assessed property valuations from an independent third party not associated with the bond measure before placing a bond measure on a ballot. The media has covered the outrageous behavior of some school districts and their lack …

Govt Affairs Report by Richard Markuson, CAPHCC Lobbyist

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Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) has received over one half million dollars from construction unions. His quid-pro-quo is Senate Bill 954. SB 776 of 2013 (Corbett) altered the long-standing policy that prevailing wage law (specifically Labor Code §1773.1) treated signatory and non-signatory contractors equitably. As you all know, in general, a contractor must pay a “prevailing wage package” that is …

Skilled & Trained Workforce Overview

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  To read each bill individually, click the below links: List of Bills Pertaining to Skilled and Trained Workforce SB 54 (2013) Refinery SB 785 (2014) City/County Design Build AB 1358 (2015) School Design Build AB 566 (2015) School Lease/Lease-back AB 1185 (2015) Best Value for Los Angeles Unified School District SB 762 (2015) Best Value Pilot

The Riso Report, by Mark Riso, VP of PHCC National Government Relations

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Congress completed the first half of the 114th Congress last week and went out of session for the rest of 2015…having passed a budget (and signed by the President) that should begin to make people more confident in the budget system on Capitol Hill…and getting back to the way Congress used to conduct its business – let me explain. In …

CAPHCC Govt Affairs Report – Richard Markuson, Lobbyist

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Reminder: New Piece-rate Law: On October 10, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1513, which added new requirements with regard to employees who work on a piece-rate basis. The new law, which amends California Labor Code section 226.2, changes the way employers are required to pay employees paid on a piece-rate basis. The new section 226.2 goes into effect …

Notice of 15 Day Public Comment Period – California Building Standards Commission

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NOTICE OF 15-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR PROPOSED BUILDING STANDARDS OF THE CALIFORNIA BUILDING STANDARDS COMMISSION, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, AND THE DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT – STRUCTURAL SAFETY TO THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 24 (CALIFORNIA BUILDING STANDARDS CODE) The California Building Standards Commission (CBSC), on its own behalf and that of the Department of Housing and Community …

The Riso Report – November 20, 2015

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November 20, 2015 “One of the most important things PHCC does is to represent our member’s best interests on Capitol Hill and we are recognized there as a key player now” Mark Giebelhaus (President, Marlin Mechanical Corporation – Phoenix, AZ) PHCC Government Relations Committee Chairman Mark Giebelhaus is a Past National President and Chairman of PHCC’s Government Relations Committee – …

Legislative Update by Richard Markuson, CAPHCC Lobbyist

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Piecework bill signed by Brown In the last round of bill signings, Gov Brown signed AB 1513 (Williams D) that provides an affirmative defense and safe harbor for employers who, by December 15, 2016, fully compensate their employees, as specified, for all under-compensated or uncompensated rest periods, recovery periods, or unproductive time between July 1, 2012 and December 31, 2015. …