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 firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions.