Deadline week! Friday is the last day to introduce bills for the first year of this two-year session. Expect a growing wave of bills over the next few days. Other than that, the week will be fairly quiet with a few informational and budget hearings.
Monthly Archives: February 2019
A selection of newly introduced housing bills:
- AB 393 (Nazarian) – Spot bill for standards for quick building re-occupancy after an earthquake.
- AB 429 (Nazarian) – Spot bill for earthquake vulnerable buildings inventory.
- AB 446 (Choi) – Prohibit housing discrimination against domestic violence survivors.
- AB 492 (Nazarian) – Extend Senior/Disabled low-income rental and property tax assistance program to all low-income households.
- SB 519 (Voepel) – Repeal and recast requirements for mobilehome park owner to offer right of first refusal of sale to park residents.
- AB 587 (Friedman) – Allow an Accessory Dwelling Unit to be sold separately.
- AB 599 (Maienschein) – Define ‘workforce housing’ as low and moderate income.
- SB 248 (Glazer) – Increase renters’ tax credit.
- SB 274 (Dodd) – Park closure protections for mobilehome owners.
- SB 282 (Beall) – Create supportive housing for parolees program.
- SB 294 (Hill) – Decrease lower income occupancy percentage qualification for property tax welfare exemption.
- SB 329 (Mitchell) – Prohibit discrimination against Section 8 voucher holders.
Gavin Newsom will be in Long Beach today to tour a supportive housing development– Century Village at Cabrillo–followed by a closed-door meeting with mayors of cities that are not in compliance with state housing law to talk about the state’s new approach to enforcement.
Thursday – Senate Budget @ 10 A.M. – Room 4203
- Informational Hearing: “Housing and Homelessness”
While lawmakers in CA are considering a similar measure, Oregon appears likely to be the first state to enact a statewide rent cap and just cause protections.
Very little official acton this week as the session continues to ramp up. Bill introduction deadline February 22 is a little less than three weeks away. The floors will meet Monday and Thursday with little business to conduct.
- AB 282 (Voepel) – Tax credit for owner-occupied new construction.
- AB 295 (Daly) – Extend insurer community development investment reporting.
- AB 298 (Mathis) – Evaluate a home purchase program for first responders.
- AB 302 (Berman) – Overnight parking at community colleges for homeless students.
- AB 306 (Ramos) – MHSA spot bill.
- AB 307 (Reyes) – Create grant program for homeless youth.
- AB 323 (Daly) – Military base redevelopment spot bill.
- AB 338 (Chu) – Expanding rules for smoke alarms in mobilehomes.
- SB 187 (Wieckowski) – Regulate mortgage debt collection practices.
- SB 189 (Monning) – Fort Ord redevelopment spot bill.
- SB 191 (Morrell) – Housing element spot bill.
- SB 196 (Beall) – Extend property tax exemption to land trusts.
A new study out of Chicago says upzonings like those proposed in recent legislation in California not only fail to increase supply but seem to increase, not decrease, housing costs.