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HTMLState Water Board Releases Draft Safe Drinking Water Plan
Rebecca Andrews, J.G. Andre Monette; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014
The State Water Resources Control Board released a draft Safe Drinking Water Plan for California. The draft plan assesses the quality of the state's drinking water, identifies specific water quality problems, analyzes known and potential health risks that may be associated with drinking water...

 

HTMLGovernor Signs Legislation Amending California's Water Service Duplication Statute
Piero (Pedro) C. Dallarda, Kendall H. MacVey, Lucas I. Quass; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014
Assembly Bill 2443, signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown, amends California’s Water Service Duplication Statute to allow for political subdivisions, such as municipalities or county water districts, to provide recycled water service to customers within the service area of privately owned water...

 

HTMLAppeals Court Rules Fingerprint Impressions Are Records Of Arrest That Can Be Sealed and Destroyed
Tamara Bogosian, Paul A. Cappitelli; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014
Overview: The California Court of Appeal held that fingerprint impressions taken of suspects at the time of their arrest constitute “records of arrest” that can be sealed and destroyed if the suspect is found to be factually innocent under Penal Code section 851.8.

 

HTMLLegislation Broadening Infrastructure Financing Districts Signed by Gov. Brown
Sigrid K. Asmundson, T. Brent Hawkins, Seth Merewitz, Jake Vollebregt; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2014, previously published on October 6, 2014
Four bills affecting infrastructure financing districts, a funding mechanism for infrastructure and development projects that benefit the broader community, were recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. IFDs, created in 1990, have garnered renewed interest after the dissolution of redevelopment in...

 

HTMLGovernor Signs Two Gun-Related Bills; Vetoes One
Jordan Ferguson, Dana M. Vessey; Best Best Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 7, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown recently took action on three bills of interest to law enforcement. He signed a measure allowing temporary restraining orders to block gun use, approved a bill requiring toy guns to be brightly colored and vetoed legislation that would have required Californians to register...

 

HTMLCourt of Appeal Issues Decision Clarifying the Applicability of Prevailing Wage Law to Offsite Fabrication of Materials
Rebecca Chaparro, Tyree K. Dorward; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 7, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014
The California Court of Appeal has ruled that fabrication of materials for a public works project is not subject to California’s prevailing wage law if it occurs at a “permanent, offsite manufacturing facility, the location and existence of which is determined wholly without regard to...

 

HTMLGovernor Signs New Laws Amending California's Urban Water Management Planning Act
Best Best Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 24, 2014
Under new amendments to California’s Urban Water Management Planning Act, urban water suppliers will be required to provide narrative descriptions of their water demand management measures and account for system water losses when preparing Urban Water Management Plans, among other changes....

 

HTMLGetting Schooled by the FPPC
Best Best Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014
The Fair Political Practices Commission has initiated a proactive approach to auditing and investigating reporting violations, some focused on school district officials. Rather than waiting for a violation to be brought to its attention, the FPPC conducts “proactive investigations” in...

 

HTMLLaw Enforcement Must Preserve Police Camera Video Known to be "Potentially Useful" to the Defense
Gary William Schons; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014
Overview: The Court of Appeal held in a published case that officers violated a defendant’s due process rights by failing to preserve police camera video of a robbery crime scene when both the defendant and his counsel sought the video before it was routinely destroyed.

 

HTMLNew Law Requires Cities and Counties to Expedite Their Permitting Processes for Small Residential Rooftop Solar Systems
Sophie A. Akins, Kelsey R. Blegen; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014
A new law imposes requirements on cities and counties regarding permitting for small residential rooftop solar energy systems. Under AB 2188, signed Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown, cities and counties must adopt ordinances, or amend their current ordinances, to create expedited, streamlined permitting...

 


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