Update: Cap-and-Trade bill and Changes to the Fire Prevention Fee

This week the Legislature passed Assembly Bill 398, purportedly designed to curb carbon emissions.  This will lead to another increase of 71 cents on a gallon of gasoline. This comes on top of the 12 cent increase they just approved.  (There seems to be no end to the...

Fire Tax To Be Repealed?

Over the last year, politicians in Sacramento have been negotiating the extension of California’s so-called “cap and trade” law which is intended to address the issue of climate change.  Last night, the governor and legislative leaders announced a proposal to link the...

Fire Tax Update – June 2017

A big thank you to all who have submitted information about their experience with the fire fee. We heard from over one thousand of you! As a result, we received hundreds of affidavits demonstrating the illegitimacy of the fee all over California. We will attach these...

Fire Tax Update – April 2017

  We have finished reviewing and classifying the 12,000 pages of documentation we obtained from CalFire through discovery! We now need your help to file our “Motion for Summary Judgment.” The final evidence needed for our “Motion for Summary Judgment” is written...

Fire Tax Update – November 2016

HJTA attorneys continue to make progress in the tedious and time-consuming process of filtering and cataloging thousands of pages of public records documenting how the State spends the money generated by the fire prevention fee. Although it is too early to know for...