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AB-1401 Residential and commercial development: parking requirements.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 65863.3 is added to the Government Code, to read:

65863.3.
 (a) A local government shall not impose a minimum automobile parking requirement, or enforce a minimum automobile parking requirement, on residential, commercial, or other development if the parcel is located within one-half mile walking distance of public transit.
(b) When a project provides parking voluntarily, nothing in this section shall preclude a local government from imposing requirements on that voluntary parking to require spaces for car share vehicles.
(c) For purposes of this section, “public transit” means either of the following:
(1) A high-quality transit corridor as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 21155 of the Public Resources Code.
(2) A major transit stop as defined in Section 21064.3 of the Public Resources Code.
(d) The Legislature finds and declares that this section addresses a matter of statewide concern rather than a municipal affair as that term is used in Section 5 of Article XI of the California Constitution. Therefore, this section applies to all cities, including charter cities.
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.