Ask the Governor to Sign AIACC Legislation

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The AIACC-sponsored AB 630 (Assemblymember Chris Holden) passed the Legislature without a single “No” vote.

However, the governor has not yet decided to sign or veto this bill.

AB 630 is a simple bill. It clarifies in state law, in simple English, that no one can use an architect’s instruments of service without written permission from the architect. So, if someone “buys” your plans from an entitlement flipper or acquires them through a foreclosure, AB 630 gives you the tool to clearly show that that person needs your permission before attempting to use your instruments of service.

Here is more information on AB 630.

Can you help us persuade the governor to sign AB 630 into law?

You can easily ask Governor Brown to sign AB 630 on his website.

  • Going to his website here.
  • Fill in the fields for your name and email address.
  • For the “Subject” field, scroll down and select “AB00630\Architects”
  • Press “Continue”
  • For the “Your position” field, select “Pro”.

Enter a sentence or two on why you would like the governor to sign AB 630 (e.g. I am writing to ask you to sign AB 630 into law. This bill helps consumers understand when they are allowed to use an architect’s instruments of service, and will help avoid costly and time consuming litigation.).

Please contact Mark Christian, Hon. AIACC, Director of Legislative Affairs at (916) 642-1708, or via email at, if you have any questions.


Mark Christian, Hon. AIACC

Mark Christian, Hon. AIACC, is the Director of Legislative Affairs 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 worked for the State Assembly for nine years in several capacities, including as a policy consultant on several significant environmental laws. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the California State University, Sacramento.

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