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AB-1536 Reinvestment in Infrastructure for a Sustainable and Equitable California (RISE) districts: standards.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 03/28/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 28, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1536


Introduced by Assembly Member Gray

February 22, 2019


An act to amend Section 65582.1 of add Section 65040.16 to the Government Code, relating to housing. sustainable development.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1536, as amended, Gray. Affordable housing. Reinvestment in Infrastructure for a Sustainable and Equitable California (RISE) districts: standards.
Existing law establishes the Office of Planning and Research in the Governor’s office, under the control of the Director of State Planning and Research appointed by the Governor. Existing law requires the office to serve the Governor and the Governor’s cabinet as staff for long-range planning and research and as the comprehensive state planning agency, as provided. Among other things, existing law requires the office to develop a housing cost manual which may be used by local agencies in assessing the impact on housing costs of alternative land use proposals and land use regulatory programs of local agencies, and as an aid in evaluating private land use proposals.
This bill, no later than November 30, 2020, would require the office to develop standards for the formation of Reinvestment in Infrastructure for a Sustainable and Equitable California (RISE) districts. The bill would require that these standards encourage equitable development in location-efficient areas adjacent to public transit investments in passenger rail in order to refocus growth toward city centers while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reinforcing community resilience.

Existing law declares that the Legislature has provided specified reforms and incentives to facilitate and expedite the construction of affordable housing, and provides a list of statutes to that effect.

This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to the provision described above that lists the statutes that the Legislature has enacted to facilitate and expedite the construction of affordable housing.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 65040.16 is added to the Government Code, to read:

65040.16.
 No later than November 30, 2020, the office shall develop standards for the formation of Reinvestment in Infrastructure for a Sustainable and Equitable California (RISE) districts. The standards shall encourage equitable development in location-efficient areas adjacent to public transit investments in passenger rail in order to refocus growth toward city centers while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reinforcing community resilience.

SECTION 1.Section 65582.1 of the Government Code is amended to read:
65582.1.

The Legislature finds and declares that it has provided reforms and incentives in order to facilitate and expedite the construction of affordable housing. Those reforms and incentives can be found in the following provisions:

(a)Housing element law (Article 10.6 (commencing with Section 65580) of Chapter 3).

(b)Extension of statute of limitations in actions challenging the housing element and brought in support of affordable housing (subdivision (d) of Section 65009).

(c)Restrictions on disapproval of housing developments (Section 65589.5).

(d)Priority for affordable housing in the allocation of water and sewer hookups (Section 65589.7).

(e)Least cost zoning law (Section 65913.1).

(f)Density bonus law (Section 65915).

(g)Accessory dwelling units (Sections 65852.150 and 65852.2).

(h)By-right housing, in which certain multifamily housing are designated a permitted use (Section 65589.4).

(i)No-net-loss-in zoning density law limiting downzonings and density reductions (Section 65863).

(j)Requiring persons who sue to halt affordable housing to pay attorney fees (Section 65914) or post a bond (Section 529.2 of the Code of Civil Procedure).

(k)Reduced time for action on affordable housing applications under the approval of development permits process (Article 5 (commencing with Section 65950) of Chapter 4.5).

(l)Limiting moratoriums on multifamily housing (Section 65858).

(m)Prohibiting discrimination against affordable housing (Section 65008).

(n)California Fair Employment and Housing Act (Part 2.8 (commencing with Section 12900) of Division 3).

(o)Community redevelopment law (Part 1 (commencing with Section 33000) of Division 24 of the Health and Safety Code, and in particular Sections 33334.2 and 33413).

(p)Streamlining housing approvals during a housing shortage (Section 65913.4).

(q)Housing sustainability districts (Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 66200)).