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AB-2132 Building permit fees: waiver. (2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/16/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 16, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2132


Introduced by Assembly Member Levine

February 12, 2018


An act to add Section 17951.7 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to housing.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2132, as amended, Levine. Building permit fees: waiver.
The State Housing Law authorizes cities and counties to prescribe fees for permits required or authorized pursuant to the State Housing Law.
This bill would authorize these entities to waive or reduce all building permit fees for improvements to the home of a person at least 60 years of age with a qualifying disability that are made to accommodate that disability.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YESNO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 17951.7 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

17951.7.
 (a) Notwithstanding Section 17951, each city, county, or city and county may waive or reduce all building permit fees for improvements to the home of a person at least 60 years of age with a qualifying disability that are made to accommodate that disability.
(b) A local entity that chooses to waive or reduce building permit fees pursuant to subdivision (a) shall adopt an ordinance to establish a standard application form that can be used to apply for the waiver or reduction, including the requirements for proof of a qualifying disability.

(b)

(c) “Qualifying disability” means a physical disability that is recognized by the Community Development Department or by the Department of Housing and Community Development with proof of the disability provided as required in subdivision (c). as defined in subdivision (m) of Section 12926 of the Government Code.

(c)The Department of Housing and Community Development shall prepare a standardized application form that can be used to apply for this program, including the requirements for proof of a qualifying disability.