Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Balcony Collapse Bill Fails in Assembly Committee

An Assembly committee has rejected a bill aimed at closing legal loopholes that keep state regulators in the dark about problem construction contractors. The bill was inspired by the tragic balcony collapse at a Berkeley apartment in June that killed six people. That contractor had paid more than $26 million in lawsuits involving balconies, but state regulators never knew about those settlements. Christopher Martinez reports from Sacramento.