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AB-831 Department of Housing and Community Development: study: local fees: new developments.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 05/17/2019 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 16, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 08, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 831


Introduced by Assembly Member Grayson

February 20, 2019


An act to amend Section 50456 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to housing.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 831, as amended, Grayson. Department of Housing and Community Development: study: local fees: new developments.
Existing law requires the Department of Housing and Community Development, by June 30, 2019, to complete a study to evaluate the reasonableness of local fees charged to new developments, as defined, and requires the study to include findings and recommendations regarding potential amendments to the Mitigation Fee Act to substantially reduce fees for residential development.
This bill would require the department to post the study on its internet website on or before March 1, 2020. The bill would also require the department, by June 30, 2020, to complete a study to determine the total average residential fee burden per housing unit in each of the 47 councils of governments regions of the state, including listing each individual category of fees levied and the average amount of each fee in each region, and to post the study on its internet website on or before March 1, 2021. The bill would further require the department, by January 1, 2024, to issue a report to the Legislature on the progress of cities and counties in adopting the recommendations made in the study to evaluate the reasonableness of local fees charged to new governments. study.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 50456 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

50456.
 (a) The department shall collect, publish, and make available to the public information about federal, state, and local laws regarding housing and community development. The department may provide a statistics and research service for the collection and dissemination of information affecting housing and community development.
(b) (1) By June 30, 2019, the department shall complete a study to evaluate the reasonableness of local fees charged to new developments as defined by subdivision (b) of Section 66000 of the Government Code. The study shall include findings and recommendations regarding potential amendments to the Mitigation Fee Act to substantially reduce fees for residential development.
(2) The department shall post the study required pursuant to paragraph (1) on its internet website on or before March 1, 2020.

(c)(1)By June 30, 2020, the department shall complete a study to determine the total average residential fee burden per housing unit in each of the 47 council of government (COGs) regions of the state. The study shall also list each individual category of fees levied and the average amount of each fee in each region.

(2)The department shall post the study required pursuant to paragraph (1) on its internet website on or before March 1, 2021.

(d)

(c) (1) By January 1, 2024, the department shall issue a report to the Legislature on the progress of cities and counties in adopting the recommendations made in the study required pursuant to subdivision (b).
(2) The requirement for submitting a report imposed under paragraph (1) is inoperative on January 1, 2028, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.
(3) The report to be submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.