Legislation We're Tracking

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The State's Uncoordinated Approach to Homelessness

Assembly Bill 71 Increases specified corporate and personal income taxes in specified years for purposes of funding homeless programs.
Assembly Bill 328 Establishes the Reentry Housing and Workforce Development Program within the Department of Housing and Community Development.
Assembly Bill 724 Requires specified state entities to develop a streamlined funding program to support the goal of reducing homelessness statewide.
Assembly Bill 816 Requires state and local entities to analyze needs and adopt plans for reducing homelessness and creates the Office of the Housing and Homelessness Inspector General to monitor progress and compel compliance with those plans.
Assembly Bill 827 Requires the homeless council to develop and publish an action plan related to preventing and ending homelessness.
Assembly Bill 977 Requires entities receiving certain state funds for homelessness programs to enter data into the Homeless Management Information System.
Assembly Bill 1220 Requires state entities to provide the homeless council with relevant information regarding state homelessness programs on request, and makes certain changes to the name and membership of the council.

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The State's Ineffective Approach to Affordable Housing Development

Senate Bill 5 Enacts the Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2022 which, if adopted by voters, would authorize the issuance of $6.5 billion in bonds used to fund affordable rental housing and ownership programs.
Senate Bill 6 Enacts the Neighborhood Homes Act, which authorizes housing development on a parcel zoned for office or retail use.
Senate Bill 9 Requires local governments to follow a streamlined process for approving small housing development projects such as duplexes.
Senate Bill 10 Authorizes a local government to pass an ordinance to zone parcels in certain locations such as transit-rich areas for up to 10 units of residential density.
Assembly Bill 49 Abolishes the California Debt Limit Committee and transfers its powers, duties, and functions to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee.
Assembly Bill 68 Requires the statewide housing plan to include information about affordable housing needs and strategies to help individuals experiencing homelessness.
Assembly Bill 215 Requires local jurisdictions that have made relatively low progress toward meeting regional housing needs to consult with the Department of Housing and Community Development and adopt pro-housing policies.
Assembly Bill 244 Requires an annual addendum to the State's housing plan to identify information including available financial resources for affordable housing and where they will have the most impact.
Assembly Bill 348 Requires an annual summary report disclosing state, federal, and private spending on affordable housing development within the State, each city, and each county.
Assembly Bill 787 Authorizes a planning agency to include in its annual report the number of existing multifamily housing units converted to and restricted for affordable housing.
Assembly Bill 795 Requires the Department of Housing and Community Development to include in its annual reports information relating to grant-based programs it administers.
Assembly Bill 989 Creates the Housing Accountability Committee to review appeals of affordable housing projects denied by local governments and to approve the projects if the denial violates the Housing Accountability Act.
Assembly Bill 1068 Requires the Department of Housing and Community Development to create a model plan for reducing the cost of a unit of affordable housing.
Assembly Bill 1206 Specifies that rental housing for purposes of the welfare exemption provided under property tax law includes member-occupied units in certain limited-equity housing cooperatives.
Assembly Bill 1501 Requires the Department of Housing and Community Development to rezone specified areas to accommodate low-income housing needs if specified local jurisdictions fail to do so by a deadline set in statute.

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The K-12 Education System's Inadequate Support for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Assembly Bill 27 Requires a local educational agency to ensure schools identify all homeless children and unaccompanied youths enrolled.
Assembly Bill 408 Requires a local educational agency to establish homeless education program policies.

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EDD's Improper Benefit Payments

Assembly Bill 23 Requires EDD to cross-check claimant information with correctional facility inmate data to detect fraudulent applications.
Senate Bill 39 Requires the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to provide certain information to EDD to prevent fraudulent claims.
Assembly Bill 110 Requires the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to provide certain information to EDD to prevent fraudulent claims.

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EDD's Practices That Put Californians At Risk of Identity Theft

Assembly Bill 12 Requires state agencies to stop sending outgoing mail including individuals' social security numbers with limited exceptions.
Assembly Bill 56 Requires EDD to provide access to and pay for identity theft monitoring if it fails to stop sending social security numbers in the mail by January 2023.
Senate Bill 58 Prohibits, with exceptions, the EDD from sending any outgoing U.S. mail containing individuals' full social security numbers.

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EDD's Unpreparedness to Assist Californians Unemployed Due to COVID-19

Assembly Bill 42 Requires EDD to establish an advisory committee on matters including unemployment insurance.
Assembly Bill 74 Requires EDD to provide payment options to individuals before making unemployment insurance benefit payments.
Senate Bill 232 Requires EDD to implement our recommendations to improve its call center performance and fraud detection and prevention efforts.
Assembly Bill 360 Establishes the Unemployment Insurance Reform Project.
Senate Bill 375 Requires EDD to take certain actions to improve its call center performance.
Senate Bill 390 Requires EDD to develop and implement a comprehensive plan to prepare for increased claims due to an economic recession.
Assembly Bill 397 Requires EDD to provide notice to an individual prior to disqualifying the individual for benefits.
Assembly Bill 401 Requires all standard unemployment and disability insurance program pamphlets provided by EDD to be printed in multiple languages as specified.
Assembly Bill 402 Establishes the Office of the Claimant Advocate within EDD and the Claimant's Bill of Rights.

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Practices by the Department of Industrial Relations That Could Delay Injured Workers' Access to Benefits

Assembly Bill 404 Implements our recommendation that the fee schedule used to reimburse qualified medical examiners for services related to workers' compensation claims be revised every two years in alignment with the federal Medicare Economic Index.