On August 27, Brown signed into law AB 1985 by Assemblymember Jim Silva, a Conference-sponsored bill to conform trust law to the law of wills so that persons left specific property via trust will not lose the property - or its value - if the trustor becomes incapacitated and a successor trustee sells or encumbers it. AB 1985 was the legislative embodiment of CCBA Resolution 01-02-2011 developed by CCBA delegate Borden Webb and sponsored by the Sacramento County Bar Association.
|Commissioner Don E. Green|
AB 1927 by Assemblymember Brian Jones, which clarifies that disputes calling for the apportionment of easement maintenance costs may be resolved in Small Claims Court if the amount in controversy is within the Small Claims jurisdictional threshold, rather than forcing these actions to go through a more elaborate – and costly – superior court process which includes mandatory, non-binding judicial arbitration. The bill was the product of CCBA Resolution 02-03-2011 by John Crawford of the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County.