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Mar 22 2017

Proposed Budget Bill Eliminates Revenue Limit Exemption for Energy Efficiency Projects

In February of 2017, Governor Walker introduced his proposed budget for the 2017-19 biennium. The Governor's Budget Bill has been numbered Senate Bill 30 (the "Bill") and contains many provisions that will impact K-12 education throughout the state. Of particular interest to school districts looking to upgrade their facilities to improve energy efficiency is a change that will eliminate the revenue limit exception for performance contracts. According to the Bill, the exemption is unavailable for school districts that fail to adopt the required resolution authorizing the project on or before the effective date of the Bill, which is likely to occur in early July of 2017, assuming the provision survives legislative amendments.

The current proposal eliminating the revenue limit exemption creates two sets of challenges for school districts contemplating facility upgrades.

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Mar 21 2017

von Briesen Expands Capital Markets Practice

Randall D. Crocker, President and CEO of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., announced today that Timothy A. Nettesheim has joinedthe firmas a Shareholder. Nettesheim will lead the firm’s new Capital Markets Section assisting businesses and their owners in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, valuation, capital raises and other commercial and business matters. The Capital Markets Section has developed a platform that serves as one source for the diverse needs of our business clients in a cost-effective, value-added, and one-stop process.

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Mar 13 2017

Extra! Extra! Read All About It. California Leases Require Update

In 2013 we authored a Law Update on the California disability access law. Among other changes, the 2013 California law required that a commercial property owner or landlord state on every lease form or rental agreement executed after July 1, 2013, whether the property being leased or rented has undergone inspection by a Certified Access Specialist (CASp). A CASp is an individual certified by the State of California to inspect construction-related access to public accommodations by persons with disabilities. A CASp has knowledge regarding state and federal accessibility laws including the ADA.

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