MuniServices / Avenu: End of Session Impact on CA Local Government
MuniServices, an Avenu Company, has published their End of Session Legislative Report for the 2018 session. As a premier resource on issues concerning local government revenue, their report provides an insightful overview of bills that impact local government tax policy.
Below are just a few highlights of bills on the Governor’s Desk from the report that will require implementation by locals:
SB 998 (Dodd) – This bill would implement a strict process by which urban or community water system may discontinue residential services for nonpayment.
AB 2184 (Chiu) - Requires that localities that issue business licenses accept a number of alternative forms of identification in lieu of a social security number (e.g. driver’s license, taxpayer identification number, etc.),
AB 2598 (Quirk) – Allows locals to adopt ordinances to increase fines for code violations.
As previously reported, one of this year’s most controversial bills, SCA 20 (Glazer), proposed to shift the allocation of sales and use tax for all online purchases from point-of-sale (POS) to point-of-destination. MuniServices representatives are involved in an ongoing working group concerning this bill and options for alternative tax reform measures.
To view the full report, click here.