Wild Year in Sacramento

By Michael Belote, UTA California Lobbyist, California Advocates The California Legislature returned to Sacramento on January 6 to begin the second year of the current 2019-2020 two-year session.  Under the state constitution, the Legislature must adjourn this year by midnight, August 31. 2020 promises to be a wild year in...

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Washington Wage Lien Bill Sees Action in the Legislature

By Holly Chisa, HPC Advocacy, UTA Washington State Lobbyist During the Washington State legislative session, it’s become clear that the Legislature is financially well off.  With over $1 billion in new revenue projected, balancing the budget is no longer a challenge. What happens when the state is flush with cash...

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Orange County ‘Dinner’ Will Be Virtual

UTA’s Orange County Dinner – scheduled for April 23rd – will now be a virtual discussion. Members will be able to logon to the discussion via Zoom on April 23rd at 2:00 pm. Mike Belote, UTA’s California Lobbyist, from California Advocates, will update participants on California legislation involving a new...

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Welcome and Congratulations!

Please welcome the following two members to UTA: – Heather Rich, First American Mortgage Solutions, Folsom, CA – David Tith, McCalla Raymer Leiber Pierce, LLP, Long Beach, CA   And congratulations to the following member on passing the California Basic Foreclosure Certification Exam: – Deborah Macias, Vacation Ownership Title Agency...

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UTA Drafts Legislative Wish List

UTA’s Legislative Committee has produced its 2020 Legislative ‘Wish List’ for California. UTA has drafted language providing statutory authority to charge a fee for Notice of Rescission of an NOD in a reinstatement quote. Because it is unclear (Civil Code section 2924c(c)) whether current law authorizes the collection of the...

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California CFPB Proposed in State Budget

Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus’ column (January 9) noted that California Governor Gavin Newsom … “unveil[ed] a California Consumer Financial Protection Law as part of his proposed 2020-21 state budget.” The proposed California Consumer Financial Protection Law would overhaul the existing Department of Business Oversight and rename it the...

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Washington State Bill Would Extend Tenant Protections After Trustees Sale

HB 2453, introduced in Washington State, would extend tenant protections to homeowners AFTER the trustees sale, requiring the purchaser of the home at auction to follow landlord/tenant laws for eviction. UTA’s Washington Lobbyist, Holly Chisa, has met with the bill’s prime sponsor, Rep. Nicole Macri (D-43) in order to discuss...

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UTA Officers To Continue in Positions for 2020

UTA’s Board of Directors has voted to have each of the Association’s Officers in 2019, serve another year in their positions. David Dutcher of iMailTracking, based in San Diego, California will continue to serve as the Association’s President.  The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Association, and subject...

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UTA Committee Chairs Appointed

UTA President David Dutcher of iMailTracking, has announced the Association’s Committee Chairs for 2020. – Cathe Cole-Sherburn of Trustee Corps, will serve as the Membership Chair. – Randy Newman, Esq., of Total Lender Solutions, will serve as the Education Chair. – Katie TerBush of MK Consultants, will serve as the...

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UTA Unveils 2020 Calendar of Events

2020 will feature two new events. A social mixer on July 30th and an Angels game suite on August 18th.  Additionally, 2020 will feature dinner events in Orange County, San Diego and Dallas, as well as Lobby Day in Sacramento.  The 45th Annual Conference will be held November 8-10 in...

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