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Legislative Updates
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Duty-to-Defend reform rides in with transportation bills »
By Don Schinske, SEAOC Executive Director  ...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
SEAOC Builds Toward Next Legislative Session »
By Don Schinske, SEAOC Executive Director It's fall in an even-number year, which means legislators are home campaigni...
Friday, July 15, 2016
Duty to Defend reform stalls for the year »
By Don Schinske, SEAOC Executive Director Despite intense lobbying from a coalition of design professional organizat...
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
SEAOC supports bills for school inspections, refresher on licensing rules »
By Don Schinske, SEAOC Executive Director At the recommendation of the SEAOC Legislative Committee, and with the...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
SEAOC battles “duty to defend” clauses »
By Don Schinske, SEAOC Executive Director SEAOC volunteers over the next few weeks will be meeting locally with their...
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Governor Vetoes Bill for Retrofit Tax Credits »
By Don Schinske, SEAOC Executive Director In one of the closing moves of the 2015 legislative session, Governor Brown...
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
LA enacts soft-story and older concrete retrofit laws »
The Los Angeles City Council on Oct. 9 unanimously approved an ambitious seismic retrofit ordinance that will require owne...
Thursday, May 28, 2015
SEAOC works on retrofit bill »
By Don Schinske, SEAOC Executive Director The legislative year in Sacramento is at the halfway point, and SEAOC contin...
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
SEAOC stumps for Significant Structures »
By Don Schinske, SEAOC Executive Director SEAOC’s legislative efforts got off to a quick start this year. Front and ce...
Friday, December 19, 2014
LA Mayor Calls for Older Concrete and Soft-story Retrofits & Voluntary Building Rating Systems »
As practicing engineers we are charged by our licensing rules and the building code "to safeguard life, health, proper...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Governor signs SEAOC code-referencing bill »
By Don Schinske, SEAOC Executive Director When Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1467 into law on Sept. 17, it suddenl...
Monday, July 28, 2014
SEAOC Code-Referencing Bill Readies for Last Committee Hearing »
By Don Schinske,SEAOC Executive Director When the California Legislature returns next week from summer vacation, it wi...
Thursday, April 3, 2014
SEAOC readies for Capitol push »
By Don Schinske, SEAOC Executive Director New to SEAOC this spring is the formation of a state-level Legislative Commi...