All three bills now move to the floor of their respective houses:
- SB 16 (Beall), which would create a five-year funding program to address deferred maintenance on the local streets and roads system and state highway system. The bill would raise an estimated $2.8 to $3.6 billion annually through a 10-cent increase in the gas tax, a 12-cent increase in the diesel tax, a $35 vehicle registration fee increase and a new $100 surcharge for zero-emission vehicles. The bill also includes a vehicle license fee increase of 0.35 percent to backfill the general fund for the shift in weight fees. Five percent of revenues would be set aside to incentivize counties without a local transportation funding measure to approve such a measure.
- AB 1335 (Atkins), which would generate up to $700 million per year for affordable rental or ownership housing, supportive housing, emergency shelters, transitional housing and other housing needs via a $75 recordation fee on real estate transactions. This fee would not apply to home sales.
- AB 35 (Chiu and Atkins), which would increase the state’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit by $300 million to build and rehabilitate affordable housing.
Another bill from the League’s Hot and Priority Bills List, AB 266 (Cooley) — which provides a framework for medical marijuana distribution — passed out of committee. A merger of that bill and AB 34 (Bonta), which was held, is planned. Discussions between the authors are ongoing.
The League and California Police Chiefs Association are co-authors of AB 266.
Bill Status Update
The following list reflects the current standing of several priority bills of interest to the League after this week’s fiscal committee deadline.
Bill titles are hyperlinked to provide additional information on current bill status and find sample letters that cities can use. Please note, as the legislative session progresses, bills may be added/subtracted and positions are subject to change.