2017-2018 Legislation

Legislative Wins for California (2017-2018)

  • Combatting Climate Change and Protecting Air Quality – AB 398 and AB 617
    • Protects and expands California’s green economy by re-authorizing cap-and-trade and tightens regulations against facilities that release harmful pollutants into our air.
  • Transportation – SB 1 and ACA 1
    • Provides a sustainable funding source for California’s roads, highways and bridges. Also includes important accountability measures to ensure funds are used efficiently.
  • Affordable Housing Package – SB 2, SB 3, SB 35, AB 72, AB 1505, AB 1598 and AB 1568
    • These laws will create more affordable housing, streamline the building process, and create more homeless shelters.
  • Funding for California’s Parks
    • Approved $4 billion in bonds for state parks subject to voter approval on the 2018 ballot, including $16 million for the Santa Ana River.

Daly Legislative Highlights (2017-2018)

  • AB 346 (2017)
    • Gives cities flexibility to spend their low and moderate income housing funds to best address their local housing-related needs, including services for homeless.
  • AB 1277 (2017)
    • Protects vulnerable populations from infectious outbreaks by increasing the existing standards for dental care.
  • AB 1515 (2017)
    • Makes it easier to build housing by strengthening provisions of the Housing Accountability Act (HAA) and providing courts with clear standards for interpreting the HAA in favor of building housing.

Budget Wins for Orange County (2017-2018)

  • Added $1.8 billion to the state's Rainy Day Fund, bringing the fund to a total of $8.5 billion.
  • Expanded the California Earned Income Tax Credit to support more working families. The expansion makes more than $1 million more households eligible to claim the credit.
  • Allocated an additional $1.4 billion next year for the Local Control Funding Formula.
  • Reduced pension liabilities in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).
  • Accelerated $2.8 billion toward improving commutes, fixing roads, strengthening overpasses and bridges and building mass transit.