Posted March 22, 2018 in Legislation
By Chad Barger, Chairman
CALSPro bill, AB 2286
Legislation is on the move in California. CALSPro bill, AB 2286, sponsored by state Assemblyman, Phillip Chen, R-55th District, which amends the service hours for a CCP1011(b) has been submitted and will begin to work its way through the legislature. The proposed amendment is to expand the hours for service on a pro se party by leaving a copy with anyone, other than the party, at his or her residence between the hours of 7 AM to 9 PM. The proposed amendment simply widens the window to effect serving notice to the pro se party by leaving the documents with someone else if he or she is not present.
SB 993 Could Have Big Potential Impact
Along with our bill, thousands of other bills have been submitted to the state legislature this session. Some, could have a major impact on our businesses and industry. One of the biggest potential impacts is SB 993, by state Sen. Robert Hertzog, D-Van Nuys. The author states,
“SB 993 places a modest tax aimed at high-end business services, such as those provided by lawyers, consultants, and accountants for corporations and other high-income businesses.”
The tax would be imposed on a business receiving the services but collected by the firm providing the services. There would be an exemption for businesses with gross receipts falling below $100,000 “in the previous four quarters.” The bill declares:
“In order to mitigate the negative impacts in California of the recently enacted federal tax bill…, California needs to reform the state’s tax system to more equitably share responsibility for supporting critical public programs.”
Among the stated purposes are, to
“[p]rovide tax relief to middle-income and low-income Californians to make up in part for tax increases and reductions to federal programs recently enacted or proposed by the federal government” and “[b]roaden the tax base by imposing a modest sales tax on services used by businesses in California.”
Your board of directors and legislative committee are working hard to keep you informed on things that matter to you. Stay tuned for more legislative updates in the weeks to come.