Legislation

Streamlining | Sponsored Legislation

SB 423

SB 423 extends the provisions of SB 35, and expands them to encourage mixed-income housing developments.

2023
Read More
All items
Filter by Status
Filter by Year
Sponsored Legislation

SB 937

Home builders in California face a barrage of financial challenges, from exorbitant local impact fees to high interest rates and rising labor and materials costs. Local impact fees alone can reach $150,000 per home or higher. In many cases, the…

2024
Status: Passed Senate
Read More
Sponsored Legislation

SB 1211

Recent state reforms that make it faster, cheaper, and easier for homeowners to build Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), also known as “granny flats,” have led to a boom in their construction, with over 80,000 ADUs built in the last seven…

2024
Status: Passed Senate
Read More
Sponsored Legislation

AB 1820

The fees that local jurisdictions in California charge when they permit new housing developments are variable, unpredictable, and often punitively high; not only do fees vary from city to city, but even from project to project. These development fees, also…

2024
Status: Passed Assembly
Read More
Sponsored Legislation

SB 312

In 2022, the California State Legislature passed SB 886 (Wiener) to help resolve the extreme shortage of housing available on California university campuses and in their surrounding communities. SB 886 allows streamlined approval for student housing that meets the highest…

2024
Status: Passed Committee
Read More
Sponsored Legislation

AB 2580

Historic preservation plays a vital role in protecting California’s architectural heritage and conserving places of historical significance. Historic districts, and buildings designated as “historically significant,” receive special protections that subject new developments, building renovations, and design changes to a more…

2024
Status: Passed Assembly
Read More
Sponsored Legislation

AB 3057

AB 3057 is a technical fix to existing law that will grant local Junior ADU ordinances the same exemption to environmental review that is already granted to standard ADU ordinances. Thanks to state efforts to increase housing production and address…

2024
Status: Passed Assembly
Read More
Sponsored Legislation

SB 1123

SB 1123 (Caballero) updates SB 684 (2023) to make it legal to build up to 10 homes on vacant lots in single-family zones near jobs, schools, transit, and other amenities, by streamlining the approval process for these projects.  Passed in…

2024
Status: Passed Senate
Read More
Supporting Legislation

SB 1210

When a new housing project is being completed, the developer must pay fees to cover the cost of connecting to local utilities, like water, sewer, gas, and electric. These utility fees are a normal part of the homebuilding process. But…

2024
Status: Passed Senate
Read More