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