CSSA in conjunction with SSA and lobbying firm follow and number of pieces of legislation that make their way through the California
Self Storage Association Bill List
AB 1418 (McKinnor D) Tenancy: local regulations: contact with law enforcement or criminal convictions
Current Text: Chaptered: 10/8/2023
Last Amend: 9/8/2023
Status: 10/8/2023-Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 476, Statutes of 2023.
Location: 10/8/2023-A. CHAPTERED
Summary: Would prohibit a local government from, among other things, imposing a penalty against a resident, owner, tenant, landlord, or other person as a consequence of contact with a law enforcement agency, as specified. The bill similarly would prohibit a local government from requiring or encouraging a landlord to evict or penalize a tenant because of the tenant’s association with another tenant or household member who has had contact with a law enforcement agency or has a criminal conviction or to perform a criminal background check of a tenant or a prospective tenant. The bill would preempt inconsistent local ordinances, rules, policies, programs, or regulations and prescribe remedies for violations.
AB 1438 (Carrillo, Juan D) Los Angeles County Affordable Housing Solutions Agency
Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2023
Status: 5/5/2023-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(3). (Last location was PRINT on 2/17/2023) (May be acted upon Jan 2024)
Location: 5/5/2023-A. 2 YEAR
Summary: Under current law, the purpose of the Los Angeles County Affordable Housing Solutions Agency is to increase the supply of affordable housing in Los Angeles County by providing for significantly enhanced funding and technical assistance at a regional level for renter protections, affordable housing preservation, and new affordable housing production, as specified. Current law makes legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a countywide agency to address the housing crisis in Los Angeles County. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to the abovedescribed legislative findings and declarations provisions.
AB 1528 (Gipson D) Housing authorities: property taxation.
Current Text: Chaptered: 10/11/2023
Last Amend: 7/10/2023
Status: 10/11/2023-Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 766, Statutes of 2023.
Location: 10/11/2023-A. CHAPTERED
Summary: Would specify that property held by a nonprofit public benefit corporation that is controlled by a housing authority, as described, is exempt from taxation. The bill would require any outstanding ad valorem tax, interest, or penalty that was levied on the property of a housing authority to be canceled, and any tax, interest, or penalty levied that was paid prior to January 1, 2024, to be refunded. This bill contains other existing laws.
AB 1748 (Ramos D) Logistics use projects: sensitive receptors.
Current Text: Amended: 5/1/2023
Last Amend: 5/1/2023
Status: 5/19/2023-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(5). (Last location was APPR. on 4/27/2023) (May be acted upon Jan 2024)
Location: 5/19/2023-A. 2 YEAR
Summary: Would prohibit the County of Riverside, the County of San Bernardino, and any of the cities, joint powers authorities, or agencies with land use authority within those counties from approving the development or expansion of any logistics use, as defined, that is adjacent to sensitive receptors, as defined, unless the local agency imposes certain requirements, as specified, including a minimum setback on the logistics use of 300 feet if the logistics use consists of 400,000 or more square feet of building space, including, but not limited to, warehouses. By imposing new requirements on local agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
AB 1757 (Committee on Judiciary) Accessibility: internet websites.
Current Text: Amended: 8/15/2023
Last Amend: 8/15/2023
Status: 9/1/2023-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(11). (Last location was APPR. on 7/11/2023) (May be acted upon Jan 2024)
Location: 9/1/2023-S. 2 YEAR
Summary: Current law imposes liability upon a person who denies, aids or incites a denial, or makes any discrimination or distinction contrary to rights afforded by law, for actual damages suffered, exemplary damages, a civil penalty, and attorney’s fees, as specified, to any person who was denied the specified rights. Current law also imposes liability upon a person, firm, or corporation that denies or interferes with admittance to or enjoyment of public facilities or otherwise interferes with the rights of an individual with a disability, as specified, for damages and attorney’s fees to a person who was denied those rights. This bill would specify that statutory damages based upon the inaccessibility of an internet website under these provisions shall only be recovered against an entity, as defined, if the internet website fails to provide equally effective communication or facilitate full and equal enjoyment of the entity’s goods and services to all members of the public. The bill would require, in order for a plaintiff to be entitled to statutory damages for internet website inaccessibility, the plaintiff to prove either that they personally encountered a barrier that caused them to experience a difference in their access to, or use of, the website as compared to other users, as specified, or that they were deterred from accessing all or part of the internet website or the content of the website because of the website’s failure to provide equally effective communication or to facilitate full and equal enjoyment of the entity’s goods and services offered to the public.
ACA 1 (Aguiar-Curry D) Local government financing: affordable housing and public infrastructure: voter approval
Current Text: Chaptered: 9/20/2023
Last Amend: 9/5/2023
Status: 9/20/2023-Chaptered by Secretary of State- Chapter 173, Statutes of 2023
Location: 9/20/2023-A. CHAPTERED
Summary: The California Constitution prohibits the ad valorem tax rate on real property from exceeding 1% of the full cash value of the property, subject to certain exceptions. This measure would create an additional exception to the 1% limit that would authorize a city, county, city and county, or special district to levy an ad valorem tax to service bonded indebtedness incurred to fund the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of public infrastructure, affordable housing, including downpayment assistance, or permanent supportive housing, or the acquisition or lease of real property for those purposes, if the proposition proposing that tax is approved by 55% of the voters of the city, county, city and county, or special district, as applicable, and the proposition includes specified accountability requirements. The measure would prohibit a city, county, city and county, or special district from placing a proposition on the ballot pursuant to these provisions if the voters have previously approved a proposition pursuant to these provisions or the below special tax provisions until all funds from the previous proposition are committed to programs and projects listed in the specific local program or ordinance, as described. The measure, subject to certain vote thresholds, would authorize the Legislature to enact laws establishing additional accountability measures and laws for the downpayment assistance programs authorized by the measure, as specified.
ACA 13 (Ward D) Voting thresholds.
Current Text: : Amended: 9/14/2023
Last Amend: 9/11/2023
Status: 9/14/2023-Read third time. Adopted. (Ayes 28. Noes 9.) Ordered to the Assembly. In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. Senate amendments concurred in. Held at Desk by unanimous consent until November 1, 2023.
Location: 9/14/2023-A. DESK
Summary: The California Constitution provides that a proposed constitutional amendment and a statewide initiative measure each take effect only if approved by a majority of the votes cast on the amendment or measure. This measure would further provide that an initiative measure that includes one or more provisions that would amend the Constitution to increase the voter approval requirement to adopt any state or local measure would be approved by the voters only if the proportion of votes cast in favor of the initiative measure is equal to or greater than the highest voter approval requirement that the initiative measure would impose. The measure would specify that this voter approval requirement would apply to statewide initiative measures that appear on the ballot on or after January 1, 2024.
SB 375 (Alvarado-Gil D) Employment: employer contributions: employee withholdings: COVID-19 regulatory compliance credit
Current Text: Introduced: 2/9/2023
Status: 5/19/2023-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(5). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 5/8/2023)(May be acted upon Jan 2024)
Location: 5/19/2023-S. 2 YEAR
Summary: Under current law, every employer who pays wages to a resident employee for services performed either within or without this state, or to a nonresident employee for services performed in this state, is required to deduct and withhold from those wages, except as provided, for each payroll, a tax computed in an amount substantially equivalent to the amount reasonably estimated to be due under the Personal Income Tax Law. Under current law, every employer required to withhold those taxes is required to, for each calendar quarter, file a withholding report, a quarterly return, and a report of wages in a form prescribed by the Employment Development Department, and pay over the taxes required to be withheld. This bill would authorize an employer to claim, for the 2023 and 2024 calendar years, a COVID-19 regulatory compliance credit in a specified amount. The bill would require the credit to be claimed on the employer’s last quarterly return, as described, for the relevant calendar year. The bill would require any amount claimed by an employer to be credited against employee personal income tax withholding amounts required to be remitted to the department for the last quarter of the relevant calendar year.
SB 478 (Dodd D) Consumers Legal Remedies Act: advertisements.
Current Text: Chaptered: 10/7/2023
Last Amend: 9/7/2023
Status: 10/7/2023-Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 400, Statutes of 2023.
Location: 10/7/2023-S. CHAPTERED
Summary: The False Advertising Law makes it a crime for a person or a firm, corporation, or association, or any employee thereof, to engage in specified false or misleading advertising practices. The Unfair Competition Law makes various unfair competition practices unlawful, including any unlawful, unfair, or fraudulent business act or practice and unfair, deceptive, untrue, or misleading advertising. The Consumers Legal Remedies Act makes unlawful certain unfair methods of competition and certain unfair or deceptive acts or practices undertaken by a person in a transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to a consumer, including advertising goods or services with intent not to sell them as advertised. This bill would, beginning on July 1, 2024, with specified exceptions, additionally make unlawful advertising, displaying, or offering a price for a good or service that does not include all mandatory fees or charges other than taxes or fees imposed by a government on the transaction, as specified. The bill would provide that assessments made pursuant to the California Tourism Marketing Act and the Parking and Business Improvement Area Law of 1989, and business assessments made pursuant to the Property and Business Improvement District Law of 1994, are fees imposed by a government on the transaction for purposes of these provisions.
SB 585 (Niello R) Disability access: construction-related accessibility claims: statutory damages: attorney’s fees and costs
Current Text: Amended: 5/18/2023
Last Amend: 5/18/2023
Status: 7/14/2023-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(10). (Last location was JUD. on 6/8/2023) (May be acted upon Jan 2024)
Location: 7/14/2023-A. 2 YEAR
Summary: Would prohibit a construction-related accessibility claim for statutory damages from being initiated in a legal proceeding against a defendant who employs 50 or fewer individuals, as specified, until the defendant has been served with a letter specifying each alleged violation of a constructionrelated accessibility standard and given 120 days to correct the alleged violation. The bill would provide that a defendant is not liable for statutory damages, plaintiff’s attorney’s fees, or costs for an alleged violation that is corrected within 120 days of service of a letter alleging the violation. The bill would also prohibit a plaintiff from avoiding the notice and opportunity to correct provisions and the liability limitations by claiming they are seeking general discrimination damages based on a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 if the underlying claim is based on a defendant’s failure to comply with physical accessibility standards under California law.
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