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AB-663 Coastal resources: housing.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/14/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 663


Introduced by Assembly Member Bloom

February 14, 2017


An act to amend Section 30213 of, and to repeal Section 30500.1 of, the Public Resources Code, relating to coastal resources.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 663, as introduced, Bloom. Coastal resources: housing.
Existing law, the California Coastal Act of 1976, establishes the California Coastal Commission and prescribes the powers and responsibilities of the commission with regard to the regulation of development along the California coast. The act requires any person wishing to perform or undertake any development in the coastal zone, as defined, to obtain a coastal development permit, except as provided. The act requires that lower cost visitor and recreational facilities be protected, encouraged, and, where feasible, provided.
This bill would also require housing opportunities for persons of low and moderate income to be protected, encouraged, and, where feasible, provided.
The act prescribes procedures for the approval and certification of a local coastal program by the commission, and provides for the delegation of development review authority to a local government, as defined, with a certified local coastal program. The act provides that no local coastal program shall be required to include housing policies and programs.
This bill would repeal that provision specifying that local coastal programs are not required to include housing policies and programs.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 30213 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

30213.
 (a) Lower cost visitor and recreational facilities facilities, and housing opportunities for persons of low and moderate income shall be protected, encouraged, and, where feasible, provided. Developments providing public recreational opportunities are preferred.

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(b) The commission shall not: (1) require that overnight room rentals be fixed at an amount certain for any privately owned and operated hotel, motel, or other similar visitor-serving facility located on either public or private lands; or (2) establish or approve any method for the identification of low or moderate income persons for the purpose of determining eligibility for overnight room rentals in any such facilities.

SEC. 2.

 Section 30500.1 of the Public Resources Code is repealed.
30500.1.

No local coastal program shall be required to include housing policies and programs.