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California Eyes Constitutional Amendment to Encourage the Building of Rainwater Capture Systems

California Eyes Constitutional Amendment to Encourage the Building of Rainwater Capture Systems

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. 

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What Is Municipal Litigation?

Coachella Valley Governmental Law Stops Illegal Local Area Dispensaries

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

Key Facts About California’s Public Records Act

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

California State Regulatory Agencies Governing Licensed Professionals

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

New Updates To Assembly Bill 46

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. 

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Understanding Your Local Gun Laws

Gov. Brown Signs Bills Designed to Promote Affordable Housing

The Importance Of Disclosure Laws For The Public

Understanding the Notice Requirements of the California Open Meeting Act

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.

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