It’s a very quiet but busy week in the Capitol, as offices finish up their bill packages by Friday’s introduction deadline. With next Monday’s holiday, both houses will meet on Monday and Friday (instead of the usual Thursday session), then take a three-day weekend while everyone studies the hundreds of bills introduced this week.
Treasurer John Chiang, a 2018 Gubernatorial hopeful, is looking to put a housing bond on the same ballot.
Both floors meet Monday and Thursday. Otherwise a very light schedule in the Capitol this week in advance of next Friday’s introduction deadline.
The first in a series of informational hearings convened by Assembly Housing Chair David Chiu will take place in Indio on Friday, February 10 from 1-3 PM. Other hearings are tentatively planned for SF, San Diego and LA.
The prospect of tax reform at the federal level is causing some Low-Income Housing Tax Credit investors rethink their participation, creating havoc for affordable housing developers.
The full Senate is scheduled to consider the confirmation of Ben Metcalf this week when it meets Monday or Thursday, the final step in Metcalf’s appointment as Director of the State Department of Housing and Community Development.
New Bill Introduction Deadline: Friday, February 17.
President’s Day Holiday: Monday, February 20
Legislative Spring Recess: Friday, April 7- Friday, April 14
Last day for fiscal bills to clear committees: May 12
Last Day for non-fiscal bills to clear committees: May 26
With last week’s deadline now behind them, the Capitol settles in this week to a light workload in advance of next month’s bill introduction deadline.