AB 744

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2015-2016 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Jun 04, 2015
  • Passed Senate Aug 31, 2015
  • Governor

Planning and zoning: density bonuses.

Abstract

The Planning and Zoning Law requires, when a developer of housing proposes a housing development within the jurisdiction of the local government, that the city, county, or city and county provide the developer with a density bonus and other incentives or concessions for the production of lower income housing units or the donation of land within the development if the developer, among other things, agrees to construct a specified percentage of units for very low, low-, or moderate-income households or qualifying residents. Existing law requires continued affordability for 55 years or longer, as specified, of all very low and low-income units that qualified an applicant for a density bonus. Existing law prohibits a city, county, or city and county from requiring a vehicular parking ratio for a housing development that meets these criteria in excess of specified ratios. This prohibition applies only at the request of the developer and specifies that the developer may request additional parking incentives or concessions. This bill would, notwithstanding the above-described provisions, additionally prohibit, at the request of the developer, a city, county, or city and county from imposing a vehicular parking ratio, inclusive of handicapped and guest parking, in excess of 0.5 spaces per bedroom on a development that includes the maximum percentage of low- or very low income units, as specified, and is located within12 mile of a major transit stop, as defined, and there is unobstructed access to the transit stop from the development. The bill would also prohibit, at the request of the developer, a city, county, or city and county from imposing a vehicular parking ratio, inclusive of handicapped and guest parking, in excess of specified amounts per unit on a development that consists solely of units with an affordable housing cost to lower income households, as specified, if the development is within12 mile of a major transit stop and there is unobstructed access to the transit stop from the development, is a for-rent housing development for individuals that are 62 years of age or older that complies with specified existing laws regarding senior housing, or is a special needs housing development, as those terms are defined. The bill would require a subject development that is a for-rent housing development for individuals that are 62 years of age or older or a special needs housing development to have either paratransit service or unobstructed access, within 12 mile, to fixed bus route service that operates at least 8 times per day. The bill would authorize a city, county, or city and county to impose a higher vehicular parking ratio based on substantial evidence found in an areawide or jurisdictionwide parking study, as specified. The bill would make findings and declarations, including that the subject of the bill is a matter of statewide concern and not a municipal affair. By imposing additional duties on local governments in awarding density bonuses, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (4)

Ed Chau

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 49
Author

Jim Beall

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 15
Coauthor

Lorena Gonzalez

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 80
Principal Coauthor

Bill Quirk

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 20
Author

Votes


Actions


Oct 09, 2015

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 699, Statutes of 2015.

Sep 15, 2015

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.

Sep 02, 2015

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 54. Noes 25. Page 2771.).

Aug 31, 2015

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 2 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 22. Noes 15. Page 2295.).

Aug 18, 2015

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 17, 2015

Senate

From committee: Be placed on second reading file pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8 and be amended.

Jul 15, 2015

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 2.) (July 15). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Jul 08, 2015

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on GOV. & F.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
Com. on GOV. & F.

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on GOV. & F. (Ayes 7. Noes 4.) (July 7). Re-referred to Com. on GOV. & F.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on GOV. & F.

Jun 30, 2015

Senate

In committee: Testimony taken. Hearing postponed by committee.

Jun 23, 2015

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on T. & H.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
Com. on T. & H.

Jun 18, 2015

Senate

Referred to Coms. on T. & H. and GOV. & F.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on T. & H. and GOV. & F.

Jun 04, 2015

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 52. Noes 24. Page 1910.)

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Jun 02, 2015

Assembly

Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading. (Page 1763.)

May 28, 2015

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 27, 2015

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 4.) (May 27).

May 13, 2015

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Apr 30, 2015

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 2.) (April 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Apr 15, 2015

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on L. GOV. (Ayes 6. Noes 1.) (April 15). Re-referred to Com. on L. GOV.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on L. GOV.

Apr 06, 2015

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on H. & C.D.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on H. & C.D.

Mar 26, 2015

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on H. & C.D. Read second time and amended.

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on H. & C.D. and L. GOV.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on H. & C.D. and L. GOV.

Feb 26, 2015

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 28.

Feb 25, 2015

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB744 HTML
02/25/15 - Introduced PDF
03/26/15 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/02/15 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/23/15 - Amended Senate PDF
07/08/15 - Amended Senate PDF
08/18/15 - Amended Senate PDF
09/04/15 - Enrolled PDF
10/09/15 - Chaptered PDF

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