Friday, December 9, 2022

Three Job Creator Bills Still Alive for Final Month of Session

JobCreatorThree California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bills remained alive as the Legislature began its summer break.

One bill is scheduled to be considered by the Senate Appropriations Committee when legislators return on August 1. Two others await action by the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

AB 2664 (Irwin; D-Thousand Oaks) Increased Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Makes it easier to establish a business by requiring the University of California (UC) and Berkeley National Laboratory to expand their capacity and increase access to their innovation and entrepreneurship centers, which provide incubator space, legal services, entrepreneur training and more for researchers and other individuals looking to develop innovative solutions. Senate Appropriations hearing set for August 1.

SB 1069 (Wieckowski; D-Fremont) Increases Housing Supply: Creates and expedites additional housing supply by streamlining the permitting process for Accessory Dwelling Units through reduced parking requirements, expedited procedural processes, and allowing ADUs to be constructed within existing structures. In Assembly Appropriations.

SB 936 (Hertzberg; D-Van Nuys) Loan Access: Encourages creation of small businesses by expanding their access to loans, which helps them grow. In Assembly Appropriations.

Already Law

Already signed into law is SB 269 (Roth; D-Riverside) Incentivizing Disability Access and Education. The bill seeks to limit frivolous litigation and claims regarding construction-related accessibility violations by providing businesses that have proactively sought to become Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant with an opportunity to resolve any identified violations.

SB 269 was an urgency measure and went into effect immediately upon being signed on May 10.

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