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.
Most of the attention this week in the Capitol will be focused on next month’s bill introduction deadline, as members work to decide what bills will make the cut for 2019. Floors meet Monday and Thursday but there is little business to conduct.
- AB 134 (Bloom) – Safe, clean, affordable, and accessible drinking water.
- AB 139 (Quirk-Silva) – Emergency and Transitional Housing Act of 2019.
- AB 143 (Quirk-Silva) – Shelter crisis: homeless shelters: County of Orange.
- AB 168 (Aguiar-Curry) – Housing: streamlined approvals.
- AB 173 (Chau) – Mobilehomes: payments: nonpayment or late payments.
- AB 178 (Dahle) – Energy: building standards: photovoltaic requirements.
- AB 180 (Gipson) – Land use: local planning: housing element.
- AB 191 (Patterson) – Building standards: exemptions: rebuilding after disasters.
- AB 195 (Patterson) – Department of Housing and Community Development: grant-based programs: reporting.
- AB 206 (Chiu) – Public nuisance: abatement: lead-based paint.
- AB 234 (Nazarian)- Income taxes: credit: seismic retrofits.
- SB 128 (Beall) – Enhanced infrastructure financing districts: bonds: issuance.
Wednesday @ 9:30 – Joint hearing of Asm. Housing and Asm. Local Government Committees
“Not Just Your Granny’s Granny Flat: An Examination of Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Law and Policy Issues in California”
Background materials pending.
Budget informational hearings start this week in the wake of Gov. Newsom’s first budget, which includes new funding and policy proposals on housing and homelessness. Otherwise, this week is mostly focused on getting new bill ideas into Legislative Counsel’s office before next Friday’s deadline for submitting drafting requests to Counsel.
More than 30 housing-related bills have been introduced in the 2019-202 legislative session.
Among the highlights:
- SCA 1 (Allen) – Repeal of Article 34
- SB 50 (Wiener) – Reintroduction of last year’s SB 827.
- SB 5 (Beall) – Redevelopment 2.0 alternative.
- ACA 1 (Aguiar-Curry) – Lower voter threshold to approve local taxes and bonds for housing
- AB 53 (Jones-Sawyer) – Would “Ban the Box” in rental housing applications by limiting inquires about criminal history.
- AB 11 (Chiu) – Redevelopment 2.0 proposal.
- AB 10 (Chiu) – $500M increase in state housing tax credit.
- SB 9 (Beall) – Makes permanent the certificated state housing credit.
See the complete list here