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AB-1924 Housing development: fees.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 01/14/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1924


Introduced by Assembly Member Grayson

January 14, 2020


An act to add Section 66001.5 of the Government Code, relating to housing.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1924, as introduced, Grayson. Housing development: fees.
The Mitigation Fee Act authorizes a local agency to charge or imposed a variety of fees, dedications, reservations, or other exactions in connection with the approval of a development project, as defined. Existing law, when a local agency imposes any fee or exaction as a condition of approval of a proposed development, as defined, or development project, prohibits those fees or exactions from exceeding the estimated reasonable cost of providing the service or facility for which the fee or exaction is imposed.
This bill would require that a fee levied or imposed on a housing development project by a local agency be proportionate to the square footage of the proposed unit or units. By imposing additional duties on local agencies that impose fees under the Mitigation Fee Act, 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 no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 66001.5 is added to the Government Code, to read:

66001.5.
 (a) A fee levied or imposed on a housing development project by a local agency shall be proportionate to the square footage of the proposed unit or units.
(b) For purposes of this section, “housing development project” means the same as defined in paragraph (2) of subdivision (h) of Section 65589.5.

SEC. 2.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because a local agency or school district has the authority to levy service charges, fees, or assessments sufficient to pay for the program or level of service mandated by this act, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code.