2022 Legislative Bill Package

HOUSING

AB 1771 - The California Housing Speculation Act imposes a tax up to 25% on an investor’s net capital gain from the time of purchase until the final sale or exchange of a property. This targeted tax penalty would provide a disincentive to housing investors, giving traditional homeowners the edge in securing a home purchase, and stabilizing home prices for all. 

AB 1719 - Extends the flexibility to provide affordable housing options to community college district family and staff afforded to K-12 school districts under current law.

AB 1850 - Sets minimum standards of ownership when public entities acquire middle-income housing to ensure that future transactions are equitable for tenants, the local jurisdiction, and other local governments who lose property tax revenue.

AB 482 - Extends the sunset date of legislation enacted in 2017, which authorized housing authorities in the City of San Diego and the Counties of San Bernardino and Santa Clara to develop mixed-income housing projects, including those targeted for middle income individuals and families.

AB 500 - Requires local governments to amend their Local Coastal Programs to identify the circumstances and locations under which accessory dwelling units, junior accessory dwelling units, low barrier navigation centers, supportive housing projects, and 100% affordable housing would be exempt or would qualify 
for a waiver for a Coastal Development Permit.

AB 950 - Authorizes the California Department of Transportation to sell excess property to cities and 
counties for the development of long-term affordable housing, emergency shelters, or feeding programs at the property’s original acquisition value.

AB 1719 -  Allows community college districts the ability to manage affordable housing units for students and staff and the opportunity to apply for the necessary tax credits.

AB 1978 -  Requires the California Department of Housing and Community Development to adopt policies that effectively and efficiently allocate housing and homelessness funds to local jurisdictions.

ENVIRONMENTAL

AB 2316 - Establishes a statewide “community solar and storage” program to allow renters, business owners and others who are unable to access the benefits of rooftop solar technology to subscribe and receive a credit on their utility bill based on the value of the renewable energy resource.

AB 1640 - Requires the Office of Planning and Research to develop guidelines on how regions can establish regional climate networks to help mitigate climate change. 

AB 2225 - Requires the California Natural Resources Agency to develop a traditional ecological knowledge or TEK policy with input from tribal leaders that would be incorporated into state conservation and land management policies.

AB 1939 -  Requires science curriculum for students in grades 1 to 6 to include an emphasis on the causes and effects of climate change and methods to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

INFRASTRUCTURE

AB 2120 - Ensures that federal funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is fairly allocated to cities and counties across California so they can invest in maintaining their infrastructure to prevent further deterioration and replace bridges that are in poor condition.

AB 1833 - Aligns San Diego County public transportation agencies contracting bid thresholds with Federal Transit Administration guidelines.

AB 2367 - Provides statutory clarity and authorization for the San Diego Association of Governments to implement critical aspects of its Sustainable Communities Strategy in accordance with state mandates and the organization's 2021 Regional Plan.

AB 2248 - Grants funding to the California Environmental Protection Agency to address water quality problems arising in the Tijuana River and New River.

COMMUNITY

AB 1675 - Streamlines licensing process for military spouses moving to California who hold out-of-state teacher credentials to get back into the classroom faster.

AB 1860 - Helps increase the substance use disorder counselor workforce by removing the requirement that graduate student interns complete supervised hours with a certifying organization.

AB 2194 - Ensures pharmacists and pharmacy technicians receive at least one hour of training during the licensing process to be able to better serve LGBTQ+ patients. 

AB 1972 - Amends statutory requirements to include gender, age, and race and ethnicity to empaneling judges to improve diversity within the grand jury selection process. The bill will also adjust the per diem compensation to reflect current rates, helping to attract a more diverse pool of candidates. 

PUBLIC SAFETY

AB 1594 - Allows individuals and the California Attorney General to sue manufacturers and sellers of firearms for the harm caused by their product.

AB 311 - Prohibits the sale of ghost guns at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

EDUCATION

AB 421 - Aligns funding for noncredit Career Development and College Preparation courses that are offered with a start and end date (managed enrollment) by authorizing the attendance of those courses to be taken according to a census date, rather than on positive attendance.

LABOR

AB 1775 - Sets an industry-wide health and safety standard for staging and live events at state properties.