AB 281

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2023-2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Planning and zoning: housing: postentitlement phase permits.


Existing law, which is part of the Planning and Zoning Law, requires a local agency to compile a list of information needed to approve or deny a postentitlement phase permit, to post an example of a complete, approved application and an example of a complete set of postentitlement phase permits for at least 5 types of housing development projects in the jurisdiction, as specified, and to make those items available to all applicants for these permits no later than January 1, 2024. Existing law establishes time limits for completing reviews regarding whether an application for a postentitlement phase permit is complete and compliant and whether to approve or deny an application, as specified, and makes any failure to meet these time limits a violation of specified law. Existing law defines various terms for these purposes, including "local agency" to mean a city, county, or city and county, and "postentitlement phase permit," among other things, to exclude a permit required and issued by a special district. This bill would require a special district that receives an application for a postentitlement phase permit, as specified, to provide written notice to the applicant or local agency of additional information that may be required to begin to review the application for service or approval or next steps in the review process. The bill would require the special district to provide this notice within 30 business days of receipt of the application for a housing development with 25 units or fewer, and within 60 business days for a housing development with more than 25 units. By imposing additional duties on special districts, the 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, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

Bill Sponsors (2)



Mar 13, 2023


Re-referred to Com. on L. GOV.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L. GOV.

Mar 09, 2023


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

Feb 02, 2023


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

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

Jan 25, 2023


From printer. May be heard in committee February 24.

Jan 24, 2023


Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
01/24/23 - Introduced PDF
03/09/23 - Amended Assembly PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
03/21/23- Assembly Local Government PDF


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