CA Bills 2018

Initiatives and Referenda Cleared for Circulation in 2018
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Housing Advocates List of housing-related bills for the 2018 legislative session

California State Legislators

SB 827 Wiener, Transit-rich height increase. This bill would impose a state-mandated local program based on a Transit-rich housing density bonus, (amendments),  Sen Transportation and Housing Committee voted it down.

SB 828 Wiener, Housing Element change. Establish a methodology for the comprehensive assessment on unmet need for a prescribed number of units of housing built in each local area. Assembly Appropriations Committee – actions you can take

SB 831 Wieckowski, Atkins, Wiener, ADU lowers bar for approvals. Senate Appropriations Committee

SB 893  Nguyen, Planning and zoning: density bonus, Addresses concessions or incentives for very low-, low- and moderate-income housing units. Sen Transportation and Housing Committee

SB 1333 Wieckowski, Wiener, Gloria, Changing exclusions to some state zoning regulations that charter cities have that protects them from some lawsuits. Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee to be heard 6/27. Our state Senator wants to protect the right to sue us. sounds like our former Mayor, soon to be Governor Newsom.

AB-375, Chau, Privacy: personal information: businesses. Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 55, Statutes of 2018. Approved by the Governor.

AB-813 Holden, Patterson , Quirk , Stern , Wieckowski, the bill would place limitations on relationships with regional Multistate transmission system organizations. Senate Judiciary. (supported by big energy companies?)

AB-2246 Friedman. Rental passenger vehicles: personal vehicle sharing programs would require personal vehicle sharing programs to be licensed as rental cars. Assembly Judiciary Committee.

AB 2372, Gloria, Gonzalez, Fletcher, Low, Santiago, the CASA Housing Act, Planning and zoning: density bonus: floor area ratio bonus, to permit compact, affordable housing near public transit, with an op-in option, and no takeover of local control. Passed to the Senate Special Consent Calendar.

AB 2631 Allen, Planning and zoning: affordable housing: streamlined approval process. Removes CU option in certain situations where CUs are now allowed. Assembly Local Government Committee

AB2890, Chiu, YIMBY bill to cut ADU red tape. So far ADUs are not popular. Does not appear to have gotten out of the Senate Rules Committee in time to pass.

AB2923 Chiu, Bill would impose a state-mandated local program requiring the BART board to replace parking lots with housing. Senate Appropriations Committee. Actions you can take

AB-2925 Bonta, Bloom, Chiu, Skinner support, Tenancy: eviction will be limited to good cause. No evictions for change of ownership, foreclosures, or reasonable repairs. Intent is to prevent unnecessary evictions. Assembly Judiciary Committee.