CA Bills 2019

Initiatives and Referenda Cleared for Circulation in 2019

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SCA 1 Allen, (Wiener), A resolution (requires support of 2/3rd of each house) to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the State, to repealing Article 34 requiring public approval of certain housing projects. Appropriations Committee.

SB 4 Beall, McGuire, Housing – Merged with SB 50.

SB 6, Beall, McGuire, Housing Production – Assembly Appropriations Committee

SB 9 Beall (Chiu), Income taxes: low-income housing credits: allocation: sale of credits –  Assembly – Housing and Community Development

SB 13 Wieckowski, (Beall, Gloria, Skinner, Levine) Accessory dwelling units – Senate Appropriations Committee

SB 15 Portantino, Redevelopment -Property tax revenue allocations: Local-State Sustainable Investment Program. Will probably take from Education funds to fund housingSenate Appropriations Committee

SB 18 Skinner, Protects Tenants rights, end of their lease or 90 days. Local Government – Passed to the Senate

SB 25 Caballero, California Environmental Quality Act: funding for qualified opportunity zones – Assembly Labor and Employment Committee

SB 42 Skinner, The Getting Home Safe Act – Sent to Assembly Public Safety

SB 43 Allen, Carbon Taxes – Assembly Natural Resources

SB 47 Allan, Initiative, referendum, and recall petitions: disclosures – Assembly Appropriations

SB 48 Wiener, Homelessness: right to shelter – Senate Appropriations Committee

SB 49 Skinner, Energy Efficiency – Assembly Energy Efficiency

SB 50 Wiener, (Coauthors: Senators Caballero, Hueso, Moorlach, and Skinner)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Burke, Kalra, Kiley, Low, Robert Rivas, Ting, and Wicks) Planning and zoning: housing development: equitable communities incentive – Part os this bill were moved into new placeholder bill SB 592.

SB 248 Glazer, Increases renter’s tax credit from $120 to $220 and from $60 to $434, subject to the budget act. Revenue and Taxation

SB 268 Wiener, (Gut and amend) the bill that dealt with welfare benefits was turned into a bill that reduces ballot measure transparency. Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee.

SB 288 Wiener, (Gut and amend) the Solar Bill of Rights, regarding power grid – turned it into something else by Wiener. Democratic Party Delegates rules. Passed to full Assembly

SB 330 Skinner, Housing Crisis Act of 2019, would disallow down-zoning once the up-zoning is applied – Appropriations Committee.

SB 460 Bealle, Car Registrations biennial registration proposal aims to make the department more efficient so it can devote more of its energy elsewhere. Suspense

SB 521 Portantino, amends the tax code to provide a landlord with a tax credit equal to 3% of rent payments from a Section 8 tenant. Full Senate

SB-528 Hueso, Economic Development Bank would convert the California I-Bank — a state revolving fund with a 20 year history — into a true depository bank with a reserve account at the Federal Reserve. Assembly Appropriations Committee

SB-529 Durazo, Tenant associations: eviction for cause: withholding payment of rent: right to organize. Senate Appropriations Committee

SB 592 Wiener, (Gut and amend) was a Barber licensing bill, turned into the Housing Accountability Act containing parts of former SB 50, in Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee

AB5 Gonzalez, Worker status: employees and independent contractors. Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee

AB 36 Bloom, Bonta, Chiu, Costa Hawkins Reform and Rent Control Expansion Housing the Community Development

AB 62 Fong, State government: Budget Transparency Act of 2019, Fiscal: transparency – Senate Accountability and Administrative Review Committee

AB 228 Aguiar-Curry  Amends bill regulating re: sale of Food, beverage, and cosmetic adulterants containing industrial hemp products. Senate Appropriations Committee.

AB 516 Chiu, Eliminates authority to remove vehicles, due to the devastating effect it is having on vehicle dwellers. Senate Transportation

AB 857 Chiu, Santiago Public Banks  Senate Com. on Government and Finance Hearing ON 19-JUN-19 1:30 p.m.

AB 867 Wood, Credit Card Payment Plans for DMV payments – Senate Accountability and Administrative Review

AB 891 Burke, Public property: safe parking program –Senate Appropriations

AB 1279 Bloom MINI-SB 50, By right without CEQA or public notice to build 4-plex units in single family neighborhoords in a “high resource” area. Sent to Senate Housing Committee

AB 1481 Bonta Tenancy Termination State Assembly – Ordered to inactive file at the request of Assembly Member Grayson

AB 1482 Chiu, Tenancy: rent caps – Assembly –  Limit rent increases to 7% plus the percentage change in the cost of living cap – unless local ordinance or circumstances are set at lower rates. Senate  Appropriations Committee

AB 1487 Chiu, Mullin, Wicks, Wiener, Housing Alliance for SF Bay area for housing development Senate Appropriations Committee