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Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest March 6 – 15

March 3, 2017
The legislative committee hearings are beginning to ramp up now that the Feb. 17 bill introduction deadline has past. Expect to see the schedule become busier in March and April.
 
Some hearings, if not all, will be televised. The Senate and Assembly publish weekly television schedules, but audio is always available online. In addition, many hearings are also webcast via the California Channel.
 
Here are a number of upcoming hearings of interest to cities:
 
March 7
 
Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 113
  • SB 5 (De Leon) California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018. League Position: Watch
Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • SB 35 (Weiner) Planning and Zoning: affordable housing: streamlined approval process. League position: Oppose.
  • Informational Hearing: California’s Housing Crisis: Long-Term & Comprehensive Funding and Regulatory Solutions
March 8
 
Senate Governance and Finance Committee, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • HOT SB 1 (Beall) Transportation funding. League position: Support.
March 15
 
Senate Governance and Finance Committee, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • SB 2 (Atkins) Building Homes and Jobs Act. League position: Support.
  • SB 37 (Roth) Local government finance: property tax revenue allocations: vehicle license fee adjustments. League position: support.


 
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