recent actions on bills
Friday, June 11, 2021
Requires cities and counties to follow up on complaints from tenants about substandard buildings and potential lead hazards.
In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
Sen. Housing View Bill
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
- AB 1135 (Grayson) - Requires the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency (BCSH), HCD, CalHFA, and TCAC to jointly establish and operate a single, centralized housing funding allocation committee.
- AB 1500 (Eduardo Garcia) - Puts a $6.7B bond measure on the 2022 ballot, for various purposes including safe drinking water, wildfire prevention, drought preparation, and flood protection.
- AB 362 (Quirk-Silva) - Establishes minimum health and safety standards for homeless shelters including maintenance, interior air quality, sleeping rooms, and laundries; allows for local or state enforcement; requires unannounced inspections at least every six months; provides for denial of funding for violations under specified conditions.
- AB 1139 (Lorena Gonzalez) - Requires the PUC to ensure that the average effective CARE discount shall not be less than 40% or more than 45% of the revenues that would have been produced for the same billed usage by non-CARE customers; requires the PUC to allocate up to $300M per year for for assistance to residential customers who both participate in the CARE program and live in multifamily housing or in underserved communities to purchase renewable electrical generation equipment; makes numerous other changes.
- AB 721 (Bloom) - Makes recorded covenants, conditions, restrictions, or limits on the use of land that restrict the number or size of the residences that may be built on a property, or that restrict the number of people may reside on the property, unenforceable against the owner of an affordable housing development.
- AB 1358 (Bonta) - Spot bill related to Housing First.
- AB 777 (McCarty) - Transfers without charge two state-owned parcels to UC Davis, to provide housing for low or moderate income employees or students.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
- SB 381 (Portantino) - Revises procedures for disposal of surplus residential properties along the portion of the rescinded 710 Freeway corridor in South Pasadena.
- SB 776 (Gonzalez) - Expands application of the California Safe Drinking Water Act to small state water systems; allows to SWRCB to adopt emergency regulations regarding water analysis.
- SB 68 (Becker) - Spot bill on building decarbonization.
- SB 679 (Kamlager) - Establish the Los Angeles County Affordable Housing Solutions Agency, to increase affordable housing in Los Angeles County by providing for significantly enhanced funding and technical assistance at a regional level for renter protections, affordable housing preservation, and new affordable housing production.
- SB 222 (Dodd) - Establishes the Water Affordability Assistance Fund to provide water affordability assistance, for both drinking water and wastewater services, to low-income households; funding would be from separate appropriation.
- SB 223 (Dodd) - Extends current water cut-off protections for customers of public water systems with more than 200 customers to customers of all public water systems; prohibits these systems from discontinuing residential water service for nonpayment to a master-metered multifamily residence with at least 4 units or to a master-metered mobilehome park; requires these systems to waive fees for disconnection and reconnection of service for customers under 200% of the federal poverty level.
- SB 563 (Allen) - Makes substantial revisions to the Second Neighborhood Infill Finance and Transit Improvements Act.
- SB 12 (McGuire) - Reduces RHNA allocation based on amount of land in very high fire risk areas; requires safety element to develop building hardening strategies.
- SB 106 (Umberg) - Spot bill on homelessness provisions in the MHSA.
- SB 791 (Cortese) - Upon appropriation, establishes the California Surplus Land Authority to facilitate development of housing on state and local surplus property.
- SB 28 (Caballero) - Requires a cable franchise holder to meet specified milestones to deploy broadband service to rural, unserved, and underserved areas.
- SB 617 (Wiener) - Requires larger jurisdictions to implement an online, automated permitting platform that verifies code compliance and instantaneously issues permits for a residential photovoltaic solar energy system and an energy storage system paired with a residential photovoltaic solar energy system, with some exceptions.
- SB 560 (Rubio) - Establishes the Climate Pollution Reduction in Homes Initiative, requiring the PUC to provide financial assistance to low-income households for the purchase of zero-carbon-emitting appliances and low-income weatherization projects to improve air quality and public health in low-income communities.
- SB 424 (Durazo) - Creates a corporate tax credit of up to $30,000 per for wages paid to a homeless person.
Monday, May 17, 2021
Reduces standards for indoor residential water use to 40 gallons per capita daily by 2030.
In committee: Set, second hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
Asm. Appropriations View Bill
Friday, May 14, 2021
- SB 9 (Atkins) - Makes duplexes and lots splits on ministerial, similar to SB 1120 from 2020.
- SB 45 (Portantino) - Places a $5B bond issue on the November 2022 ballot to finance projects for a wildfire prevention, safe drinking water, drought preparation, and flood protection program.
- SB 10 (Wiener) - Allows local governments to rezone a parcel by right in infill or jobs-rich areas.
- SB 490 (Caballero) - Creates the Housing Acquisition and Rehabilitation Technical Assistance program at HCD.
- SB 100 (Hurtado) - Requires the State Department of Social Services to convene a working group to examine the extended foster care system, including housing issues.
- SB 546 (Wilk) - Requires provision of lifeline smart phone and data service for current and former foster youth (ages 13 through 26).
- SB 6 (Caballero) - Aauthorizes housing on commercial sites that include affordable units and comply with a skilled and trained workforce requirement.
- SB 64 (Leyva) - Provides evictions protections for COVID-impacted residents in mobilehome parks during the pandemic; would take effect immediately and therefore requires a 2/3rds vote.
- SB 719 (Min) - Establishes conditions for declaring land surplus at the former Marine base in Tustin, including housing for low- and very low-income families.
- SB 477 (Wiener) - Makes changes to housing element annual report requirements.
- SB 344 (Hertzberg) - Requires HCD to administer a program to award grants to homeless shelters for the provision of shelter, food, and basic veterinary services for pets owned by people experiencing homelessness.
- SB 4 (Gonzalez) - Makes various changes to the California Advanced Services Fund broadband program.
- SB 728 (Hertzberg) - Makes changes to Density Bonus Law requirements related to for-sale units to ensure ongoing affordability and occupancy by lower- or moderate-income households.
- SB 32 (Cortese) - Requires a city or county (including chartered) to amend the appropriate elements of its general plan to include goals, policies, objectives, targets, and feasible implementation strategies to decarbonize newly-constructed residential and commercial buildings.
- SB 552 (Hertzberg) - Establishes several processes to address drought planning for small water systems.
- SB 241 (Umberg) - Allows witnesses in civil cases to appear via a live audio-video link, upon stipulation or upon a court granting a motion by a party.
- SB 743 (Bradford) - Creates a grant program at the PUC to fund broadband, digital literacy, and computer equipment in affordable housing.
- SB 625 (Caballero) - Creates a state CDFI fund to provide grants and loans to CDFIs for a variety of activities in low-income communities.
- SB 478 (Wiener) - Prohibits cities and counties from imposing certain minimum lot size standards.
- SB 355 (Becker) - Adds to the categories of litigants eligible for court fee waivers persons: earning under 80% of Area Median Income; receiving unemployment compensation; WIC program patricipants; receiving the EITC.
- SB 678 (Rubio) - Requires the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council to set specific, measurable goals aimed at preventing and ending homelessness among unaccompanied women to coordinate a spectrum of funding, policy, and practice efforts related to unaccompanied women experiencing homelessness.
- SB 17 (Pan) - Establishes a state Office of Racial Equity, with duties to include establishing methodologies, a system of measurement, and data needs for assessing how state statutes, regulations, and practices contribute to, uphold, or exacerbate racial disparities; requires each state agency, including the Business, Consumer Affairs, and Housing Agency, to adopt and implement a Racial Equity Framework and Racial Equity Action Plan.
- SB 438 (Laird) - Deems a loan agreement entered into between a redevelopment agency and the City of Atascadero between 1999 and 2003 to be enforceable obligations for the purposes of redevelopment dissolution.
- SB 742 (Pan) - Planning spot bill.
- SB 15 (Portantino) - Provides grant to local governments if they rezone underutilized big box or commercial sites to allow lower- and moderate-income housing by right and a project gets built that also employed a skilled and trained workforce.
- SB 330 (Durazo) - Establishes procedures and requirements for housing on community college campuses.
- SB 555 (McGuire) - Allows local governments to contract with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration for purposes of registration, rate posting, collection, and transmission of revenues of any transient occupancy tax imposed on a short-term rental.