Although California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, officially declared the drought to be over, the state still encourages water conservation and efficiency.
Recently, SCA 9 was proposed by Senator Steve Glazier (Democrat Orinda) to help mitigate the effects of future droughts on California by incentivizing the construction of rainwater capture systems.
Often times, municipal litigation involves precise zoning laws in a specific counties, towns, and cities. However, these type of lawsuits can also be brought about on behalf of law enforcement agencies, government entities, and schools. Continue reading
Recent California Marijuana Legislation
In a recent article, a historic piece of legislation has been passed in California with the legalization of marijuana. Medicinal and recreational smokers can legally purchase cannabis from their local dispensary, wherever marijuana is sold. Residents must be eighteen years of age or older and have a medical marijuana card. Local dispensaries must be licensed to sale marijuana in the state of California. Continue reading
The purpose of the California Public Records Act is to facilitate public access to a wide range of governmental records. It is important to note that the law itself encompasses a vast array of information in order to encourage transparency when it comes to how the people’s business is conducted by governmental bodies. Of course, the Act does come with a group of information types that may be exempted from disclosure, depending on the circumstances at hand. Continue reading
The Federal Government and all 50 states have given certain governmental agencies the authority over professionals who are required to be licensed in order to legally conduct their businesses. This is the area of law known as administrative law. Each of these agencies not only outline regulations that must be followed, but they also enforce the rules and adjudicate disputes. If you are professionally licensed in the state of California, realize that this state has some of the harshest regulations that are rigidly enforced. Continue reading
Women in California employed by the government have received new protection regarding wage discrimination through a bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown, according to an article on the Sacramento Bee. Under Assembly Bill 46, wage discrimination claims can be pursued by female public employees through the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement or in court. Under the California Equal Pay Act, only employees in the private sector could pursue these claims.
After witnessing the most violent shooting in modern American history, many are starting to examine the country’s gun laws. Partially because of its history of gun violence, California has some of the strictest laws in the country.
The unprecedented crisis of lack of housing affordability for California residents was recently tackled when Governor Jerry Brown signed a host of new housing legislation. The following laws have been designed to cut red tape, stimulate more affordable housing options, and reduce homelessness in California: Continue reading
What Is Public Disclosure?
The inventions, and investors may choose to communicate non-confidential members of the public, and this is public disclosure. It gives professionally trained individuals in the same art to reproduce your product. Continue reading
What is the California Open Meeting Act?
The California Open Meeting Act is a law that allows members of the public and others to attend and get notified about meetings involving local and state officials (with some exceptions). Under this law, local and state agencies (or other government bodies such as “commissions, school districts”), must provide public notice of their meeting along with information about the items to be discussed.