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AB-1487 Legal Services Trust Fund Commission: Homelessness Prevention Fund: grants: eviction or displacement.(2021-2022)

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Assembly:
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-1487
Gabriel (A) , Chiu (A) , Santiago (A)
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Allen (S) , Durazo (S) , Kalra (A) , Lee (A) , Skinner (S) , Wicks (A) , Wiener (S)
Legal Services Trust Fund Commission: Homelessness Prevention Fund: grants: eviction or displacement.
03/22/21
An act to add Article 17 (commencing with Section 6250) to Chapter 4 of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to legal assistance.
Assembly
09/14/21
09/03/21

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/08/21 Vetoed by Governor.
09/20/21 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
09/09/21 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 59. Noes 17.).
09/08/21 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.
09/08/21 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 29. Noes 9.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1487 without my signature.

This bill would establish the Homelessness Prevention Fund, administered by the State Bar, to support a grant-based program to provide education and legal aid services to prevent eviction and avoid housing displacement.

Since 2019, we have made $131 million available for tenant legal aid, including an $80 million appropriation earlier this summer. These critical funds provide legal assistance grants to legal services and self-help organizations statewide to prevent foreclosures and evictions. This money is being put to work in communities right now.

I agree with the intent of this bill - to provide better, more comprehensive, and culturally competent legal aid to renters impacted by COVID to ensure they can access all of the protections afforded to them under California's strong rental assistance and tenant protection laws.

But to have real effect, these policy changes must be accompanied by a budgetary appropriation or reallocation of existing legal aid money. I look forward to continuing this important and urgent discussion as part of next year's budget deliberations.


Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom