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2022 Legislative Bill Package


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 2559 (Reusable Screening Reports): Standardizes reusable screening reports and allow landlords to accept them from rental applicants. Prospective tenants would be able to use the report as many times as needed, within a 30-day period, for a single fee paid by the applicant to a third-party company that provides the service. 

AB 1719 (Community College Housing): Allows community college districts the ability to manage affordable housing units for students and staff, and the opportunity to apply for necessary tax credits.

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

AB 1850 (Equity in Housing): 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 (Mixed-Income Housing Projects): 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 (Local Coastal Programs): 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 (Excess Property): 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 2316 (Community Solar + Storage): 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 (Regional Climate Networks): 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 (TEK Policy): 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 (Climate Change Curriculum): 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.


AB 2367 (Sustainable Communities Strategy): 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 1833 (Public Contracting): Aligns San Diego County public transportation agencies contracting bid thresholds with Federal Transit Administration guidelines.

AB 2120 (Bridge Repair): 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 2248 (Addressing Water Pollution): Grants funding to the California Environmental Protection Agency to address water quality problems arising in the Tijuana River and New River.


AB 1860 (Substance Use Disorder Counselors): 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 (Culturally Competent Care): 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 421 (Transgender Birth and Marriage Certificates): Aligns the process of updating transgender marriage certificates and the birth certificates of their children with the process already in place for updating their own birth certificate, protecting their privacy and wellbeing. 

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

AB 1972 (Grand Juries): 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.


AB 1594 (Firearms - Civil Suits): Allows individuals and the California Attorney General to sue manufacturers and sellers of firearms for the harm caused by their product.

AB 311 (Ghost Guns): Prohibits the sale of ghost guns at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.


AB 1775 (Stagehand Safety): Sets an industry-wide health and safety standard for staging and live events at state properties.