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SB-791 California Surplus Land Unit.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Part 17 (commencing with Section 54900) is added to Division 31 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:

PART 17. California Surplus Land Unit

CHAPTER  1. General Provisions
54900.
 For purposes of this part:
(a) “Local agency” means a city, whether organized under general law or by charter, county, city and county, district, including school, sewer, water, utility, and local and regional park districts of any kind or class, joint powers authority, successor agency to a former redevelopment agency, housing authority, or other political subdivision of this state and any instrumentality thereof that is empowered to acquire and hold real property.
(b) “Surplus land” shall mean both of the following:
(1) Land declared surplus by a local agency pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 54220) of Chapter 5 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code.
(2) Land declared surplus by a school district pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 17455) of Chapter 4 of Part 10.5 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code.
(c) “Unit” means the California Surplus Land Unit established pursuant to Section 54901.
54901.
 The California Surplus Land Unit is hereby created within the Department of Housing and Community Development.
54902.
 Implementation of this part shall be subject to an appropriation of funds by the Legislature for purposes of establishing and funding the activities of the unit.
CHAPTER  2. Unit Duties and Powers
54910.
 The primary purpose of the unit is to facilitate the development and construction of residential housing on local surplus land. In furtherance of this purpose, the unit may do any of the following:
(a) Facilitate agreements between housing developers and local agencies that seek to dispose of surplus land.
(b) Provide advice, technical assistance, and consultative and technical service to local agencies with surplus land and developers that seek to develop housing on the surplus land.
(c) Collaborate with the California Housing Finance Agency, the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee, and any other relevant state agency to assist housing developers and local agencies with obtaining grants, loans, tax credits, credit enhancements, and other types of financing that facilitate the construction of housing on surplus land.
(d) Provide technical assistance to developers and local agencies regarding available funding and financing instruments.
(e) Collect and compile data on housing production on local surplus land.
54911.
 This part shall not relieve a local agency or a housing developer from complying with any disposal requirements
or conditions applicable to disposal of government owned property, including any of the following:
(a) Article 8 (commencing with Section 54220) of Chapter 5 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code.
(b) Sections 11011 to 11011.29, inclusive, of the Government Code.
(c) Article 4 (commencing with Section 17455) of Chapter 4 of Part 10.5 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code.
54912.
 The unit may adopt, and from time to time amend and repeal, rules or regulations, not inconsistent with this part, to carry into effect the powers and purposes of the unit and the conduct of its business. If the unit acts by rule or regulation, the rule or regulation shall be adopted, amended, repealed, and published in accordance with Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
54913.
 (a) (1) The unit shall, by December 31 of each year, submit an annual report, in accordance with Section 9795 of the Government Code, of its activities under this part for the preceding year to the Governor, the Secretary of Business, Consumer Services, and Housing, the Director of Housing and Community Development, the Treasurer, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, the Legislative Analyst, and the Legislature. The report shall set forth a complete operating and financial statement of the unit during the concluded fiscal year.
(2) The report shall specify all of the following information:
(A) The number of housing units assisted.
(B) The distribution of assisted housing units among the metropolitan, nonmetropolitan, and rural areas of the state.
(C) The affordability levels of assisted rental and for-sale units, both in aggregate and at the individual project level.
(D) Demographic information for the households occupying assisted housing units, both in aggregate and at the individual project level.
(E) A breakdown of state, local, and other funding sources for each assisted housing development.
(b) The report shall also include an evaluation of the extent to which the programs administered by the unit have attained its statutory objectives and recommendations for additional resources or authority, or both, that the Legislature could provide to enhance the efforts of the unit.