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5/4/2018
When: 5/4/2018
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Where: M3 Office
161 Pasadena Ave., Suite A
Pasadena, California  91030
United States
Contact: 626.796.7601


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FRIDAY FORUM

Update from Sacramento / Legislation & the Profession

With the California State Legislature in Session and actively considering and voting on legislation, Mark Christian, Hon. AIACC, the AIACC Director of Government Relations, will talk about political climate in Sacramento and about the legislation currently under consideration that is important to the architectural profession. Legislation to impose a sales tax on most services, including architectural services, to increase the corporate tax rate, to increase the production of housing, to make the built environment more sustainable, and more will be discussed. Additionally, Mark will talk about how the state law on conflicts of interest is impacting some architectural firms, and how the Department of Industrial Relations requirement that architects interested in public works register with it ($400 annual fee) to fund its prevailing wage program is unjust and needs a legislative remedy.

Learning objectives:

• How Legislation Can Impact Architects
• How Architects Can Impact Legislation
• The Legislation the AIACC is Lobbying on Behalf of Architects
• Recent Changes to State Law that Benefits Architect

approved for 1 LU

WHEN
Friday, May 4
7:30-9:00am
7:30-8:00am breakfast
8:00-9:00am program

WHERE
M3 Office
161 Pasadena Ave., Suite A
Pasadena, 91030

COST (includes breakfast)
FREE. Kindly RSVP.

 

PRESENTER

Mark Christian, Hon. AIACC

Mark Christian, Hon. AIACC, is the Director of Government Relations for the AIA California Council, a position he has held since 1999. In this position, Mark is responsible for monitoring the CA State Legislature, identifying bills of interest to the profession, developing and implementing strategies for the positive outcome of legislation of interest to the profession, and representing the profession before the legislature. Prior to joining the AIACC, Mark work for the State Assembly for nine years in several capacities, including as a policy consultant on several environmental laws.



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