Legislative Alerts

SB 939 UPDATE June 18, 2020

Issue:
SB 939 (Weiner) fails to pass Senate Appropriations

Economic ramifications of this bill far too serious to play politics

Sacramento -- Opponents of SB 939 (Wiener), including minority business groups like California Black Chamber of Commerce, California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic 100, and TELACU today were relieved that the bill was held on the suspense file and failed to make it out of the Senate Appropriations Committee. 

Below is a statement from Rex S. Hime, President and CEO, California Business Properties Association (CBPA) about SB 939:

“Thankfully, legislators made the right choice to keep this bill on suspense. SB 939 is a bad bill. It is far too broad and would have done serious damage to California’s economy. We applaud those who believe policy is more important than politics in addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The negative impacts of SB 939 would have been particularly bad for affordable housing projects that rely on the commercial portion to secure funding, and currently underserved communities where investment capital is already difficult to attract.  

“Even though this bill is stalled out for now, we’ll be keeping watch to make sure the language doesn’t find its way back into another bill at some point.” 

 

BELOW IS A LIST OF GROUPS OPPOSED TO SB 939:

California Business Properties Association

California Retailers Association

California Downtown Association

Telacu

California Hotel & Lodging Association

California Taxpayers Association

California Black Chamber of Commerce

Family Business Association of California

California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Building Owners and Managers Association of CA

National Diversity Coalition

California Business Roundtable

California Builders Alliance

California Land Title Association

California Mortgage Bankers Association

California New Car Dealers Association

Commercial Real Estate Development Association, NAIOP

International Council of Shopping Centers

Hispanic100

Latin Business Association

Associated General Contractors of California

National Asian American Coalition

California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce

The Association of Ca Life and Health Insurance Co

Nareit

Bay Area Council

L.A. County Business Federation (BizFed)

L.A. Chamber of Commerce

Orange County Business Council

Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association

Institute of Real Estate Management

AIR Commercial Real Estate

Bay Area Builders Exchange

Central Coast Builders Association

Chico Builders Association

Placer County Contractors Association & Builders Exchange

Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange

Shasta Builders’ Exchange

United Chamber Advocacy Network

Valley Contractors Exchange

Ventura County Contractors Association