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AB-69 Land use: accessory dwelling units.(2019-2020)



SECTION 1.

 Section 17921.2 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

17921.2.
 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17921, the department shall propose for adoption small home building standards.
(b) The small home building standards shall include standards for accessory dwelling units of less than 800 square feet and junior accessory dwelling units that include allowances for small kitchens and bathrooms with small appliances.
(c) The small home building standards shall be drafted to achieve the most cost-effective construction standards possible. The small home building standards shall also take health and safety into consideration.
(d) The small home building standards shall be submitted to the California Building Standards Commission for adoption on or before January 1, 2021.
(e) For purposes of this section, “small home” means an accessory dwelling unit less than 800 square feet, a junior accessory dwelling unit, and any other detached dwelling unit less than 800 square feet.