The California Law Revision Commission, a state body that is responsible for studying California law to identify defects and anachronisms and recommending legislative reforms to the Legislature, has recently been focusing its efforts on the law governing the publication of public notices. It is in the process of preparing a proposal to update the law and will circulate the proposal for public comment sometime at the end of this month.

Friday, May 09, 2014

AB 2206 by Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez (D- Los Angeles), as introduced, would have authorized counties to establish programs that require the names of public safety officials including judges, prosecutors and others to be redacted from any property record disclosed to the public was amended to restrict access to the online version of property records. Within a few days of the amendment, the bill's author decided to hold the bill.

Friday, May 03, 2013

Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), the author of Legislation sponsored by AOL/Patch that would threaten the system of printed public notices in newspapers has pulled the bill, AB 642, from the Assembly Judiciary Committee's hearing schedule.

Monday, August 13, 2012

CNPA learned late last week that a bill that would eliminate the requirement to publish public notices of bulk sales in a newspaper of general circulation, which was set for a vote on the Assembly floor as early as today, will be amended by the author for another purpose.

Friday, June 29, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Unanimously rejecting the idea that the public has any interest in keeping property records in California transparent, the Assembly last week approved AB 2299 by Assemblyman Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles), that would allow law enforcement, judges, prosecutors, public defenders and correctional o…