CA Bills 2017

Tracking the Bills in 2017:
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SB 1 Beal, Transportation funding. This bill would create the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Program to address deferred maintenance on the state highway system and local roads. Estimated $6 billion annually. (similar to AB 1) Referred to Appropriations Committee. The Governor wants to ram this one through today, calling it a pothole tax. This does not look like a pothole tax. Today’s Version of the bill- Passed by a single Republican vote.

SB2 Atkins, Building Homes and Jobs Act will establish a permanent source of funding for affordable housing through a $75 fee on real estate document filings. re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations

SB 3: Beall, Affordable Housing Bond Act will place a $3 billion statewide general obligation bond for affordable housing on the November 2018 ballot to fund existing critical and successful affordable housing programs in California, Sen Governance and Finance Committee

SB 4 Mendoza, This is one of several measures that comprise the Senate “California Rebuild” Infrastructure package, due out for voter approval, subject to voter approval at the June 5, 2018, statewide primary election, would enact the Goods Movement and Clean Trucks Bond Act.

SB 35 Wiener, This is a “spot” bill intending to eventually address the removal of barriers to implementing housing, and affordable housing in particular. More forced density. Sen Governance and Finance Committee – this year’s By-Right.

SB 431 Bates, Planning and zoning: building codes: accessory dwelling units.

SB 469 Skinner, Residential density and affordability.

SB 540  Workforce Housing Opportunity Zone.

SB 562, Lara, Atkins, Californians for a Healthy California Act, FB: “Enact universal healthcare for California”, Senate Health Committee

SB 595, Beale, Plan to escalate toll bridge revenues to pay for public transportation capital improvements, Senate Transportation and Housing Committee

SCA 2 Newman, Restricts use of funds generated by new motor vehicle fees and taxes (Senate Constitutional Amendment) in Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee

AB 1 Frazier, Low, Mullin, Santiago, Transportation funding. This bill would create the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Program to address deferred maintenance on the state highway system and local roads. Estimated $6 billion annually. (similar to SB 1)

AB 13 Eggman, This bill seeks the development of the 580 Marine Highway corridor to reduce truck traffic between Oakland and Stockton. Funding would be subject to future appropriation.

AB 17 Holden, Re-introduction of AB 2222 (2017) to establish a transit pass program for free or reduced transit fare passes to qualified schools for use by pupils.

AB 25 Nazarian, This is a spot bill that expresses intent to develop legislation to foster safe operating tour buses

AB 28 Frazier, and Galgiani, Baker, Fong, Eduardo Garcia, and Mathis. Department of Transportation: environmental review process: federal pilot program. This bill would re-enact State authorization for Caltrans to accept delegated federal authority to administer NEPA.  (c) The department shall not delegate any of its responsibilities assumed pursuant to the federal laws described in subdivision (a) to any political subdivision of the state or its instrumentalities. Passed to Governor to sign.

AB 65 Patterson, Transportation bond debt service. This bill would shift debt service payments for High-Speed Rail bonds from truck weight fees to the state General Fund, intending to bring the High-Speed Rail project to an end. (?)

AB 71 Chiu, Ting, Mullin, Bring California Home Act will provide $300 million in funding for affordable homes by eliminating the state mortgage interest deduction on vacation homes.

AB 72  Santiago, Chiu, Mullin, Fair Housing Enforcement will earmark funding for enforcement of existing state housing laws through the State Attorney General

AB 73 Chiu, Caballero, Ting, Mullin, Santiago, Reduce Traffic and Pollution Act, will incentivize local governments to spur production of housing near public transportation to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution. Another By-Right bill.

AB 74 Chiu, Santiago, Mullin, Housing for a Healthy California, will prevent homelessness and improve health through a MediCal rental housing subsidy.

AB 87  Ting, Nazarian, Autonomous vehicles. Amend Section 38750 of the Vehicle Code, regulating autonomous vehicles to provide that violation of this section is not an infraction and would instead, among other things, require the department to revoke the registration of a vehicle that is being operated in violation of those provisions.

AB 91 Cervantes, It would require that HOV lanes there may only operate as such during the hours of heavy commuter traffic.

AB 342 Chiu, Wiener, Beall, Chu, Safe Streets Act of 2017. Vehicles: automated speed enforcement: five-year pilot program. An act to amend, repeal, and add Section 70615 of the Government Code, to amend, repeal, and add Section 10878 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, and to amend, repeal, and add Section 9800 of, and to add and repeal Article 3 (commencing with Section 22425) of Chapter 7 of Division 11 of, the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles. In Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee. OPPOSED major concerns over privacy and changes from to criminal to administrative law.

AB 431 Bigelow,  Armories: homeless shelter, Assembly Veterans Affairs annalysis of text 2/13/2017

AB 756 Ting,  Prima facie speed limits: Golden Gate Park, (Notwithstanding any other law, the prima facie speed limit when driving on a street or road within Golden Gate Park in the City of San Francisco, excluding Crossover Drive and Park Presidio Bypass Boulevard, shall be 15 miles per hour)

AB 890 Medina, Land Use Regulations: Local land use initiatives: environmental review. (d) A thorough environmental review of local land use projects is necessary to safeguard the environment and to inform the public of the projects’ possible consequences. This environmental review must occur at the earliest possible time. In Elections and Redistricting Committee.

AB 915 Ting, Land Use Regulations: Links housing density with affordability. In Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

AB 932 Ting, streamlines until 2027 processes for building homeless shelters and supportive housing in San Francisco upon the declaration of a shelter crisis.

AB 943 Santiago, Raises the bar for referendums on developments in California by requiring a 2/3rds majority to pass. This bill, in the case of an ordinance that would curb, delay, or deter growth or development within a city, require that an ordinance proposed by the voters or submitted by the legislative body of the city receive 2/3 of the votes cast on the ordinance in order to become effective. The bill would declare that it addresses a matter of statewide concern. In Local Government Committee.

AB-1094 Choi, Vehicles: automated traffic enforcement amends Section 21455 of the Vehicle Code. In Transportation Committee. SUPPORTED.

AB-1103 – Obernolte, Ting, Bloom, Chávez, Kiley, Allows bicyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs. Amends Section 21200 of the Vehicle Code, Co-authored by Wiener. Referred to Com. on Transportation.

AB 1157 Mullin, Surplus School Property: Build Teacher Housing

AB 1193 Gloria, Property Tax: Welfare Exemption: Low-Income Housing

AB 1505 Bloom, Chiu and Gloria, “Palmer Fix” for Inclusive Neighborhoods

AB 1506 Bloom, Chiu and Bonta, Residential rent control: Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. The Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act prescribes statewide limits on the application of local rent control with regard to certain properties. This bill would repeal that act. (Send letters to your Rep) Sent to Housing and Community Development Committee.

AB 1521 Bloom, Chiu, Wiener, Notice of proposed change: Assisted Housing

AB 1585 Bloom, Establishes local Affordable housing zoning boards, and simplifies procedures, including for a single application for a comprehensive CU or other variance. In Assm Local Government Committee.

AB 1598 Mullin, Community Revitalization and Investment Authorities

ACA 4 Aguiar-Curry, Local Government Financing: Affordable Housing and Public Infrastructure: Voter Approval (aka the Right to Invest Act)

ACA 11 Caballero, California Middle Class Affordable Housing and Homeless Shelter: funding