SB 1120 would have made it legal to build two homes on every property zoned for single-family homes in California. It would have also allowed single-family properties to be split into two lots, increasing the total potential to four homes (two primary residences and two ADUs).
The bill sought to legalize neighborhood-scale residential development like duplexes, substantially increasing the amount of housing available in neighborhoods throughout the state.
Additionally, this bill would have respected the priorities of local governments and existing residents by subjecting the changes to the following requirements:
SB 1120 has been reintroduced as SB 9.
Author: Senators Atkins, Caballero, Rubio, and Wiener
SB 1120 did not pass Senate concurrence by the August 31st deadline.
Assembly Floor (8/31/20): 44 Yes / 18 No
Senate Floor (6/24/20): 39 Yes
Duplex Bill, SB 1120, dies: Assembly approval comes too late – LA Times
Democratic Squabbling Doomed California’s ‘Year Of Housing Production.’ What Will Happen In 2021? – Capital Public Radio
California bill would allow duplexes on single family lots – LA Times
Here’s an important part of the solution for the state’s housing crisis – CAL Matters
California’s housing priorities tumble amid coronavirus chaos – The Mercury News