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AB-886 Safe Creative Work and Live Act.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/16/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 886


Introduced by Assembly Member Bloom

February 16, 2017


An act to add Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 51299) to Part 1 of Division 1 of Title 5 of the Government Code, relating to local government.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 886, as introduced, Bloom. Safe Creative Work and Live Act.
The Planning and Zoning Law, among other things, requires the legislative body of each county and city to adopt a general plan for the physical development of the county or city and authorizes the adoption and administration of zoning laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations by counties and cities. The State Housing Law regulates buildings used for human habitation and requires specified local agencies to enforce building standards.
This bill, on or before July 1, 2018, would require a city and county to establish a safe creative work and live program. The program, among other things, would require a landlord to register an illegal building with the city or county and to renovate the illegal building to meet habitability standards consistent with building standards and zoning laws and would provide certain protections for tenants.
By imposing new duties upon local government officials, 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, 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.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 51299) is added to Part 1 of Division 1 of Title 5 of the Government Code, to read:
CHAPTER  9. Safe Creative Work and Live Act

51299.
 This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Safe Creative Work and Live Act.

51299.1.
 (a) A city and county shall establish a safe creative work and live program that does all of the following:
(1) Requires a landlord to register an illegal building with the city or county.
(2) Allows a landlord that has a registered illegal building to retain his or her tenants while he or she renovates the illegal building, within a specified timeframe, to meet habitability standards consistent with building standards and zoning laws.
(3) Protects a tenant from eviction from a registered illegal building.
(4) If a landlord uses public subsidies or resources to renovate an illegal building as specified in paragraph (2), requires rents to be stabilized or affordable.
(b) The program required pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be established by a city and county on or before July 1, 2018.

SEC. 2.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.