After the conclusion of the 2017-18 Legislative Session, a few notable accomplishments for the 69th Assembly District include efforts to reduce homelessness, increased fiscal responsibility, continued education for peace officers, and improved local government transparency. The following bills take effect January 1, 2019.
AB 448: Orange County Housing Finance Trust
This bill creates the Orange County Housing Finance Trust. This public-private partnership will work together to reduce homelessness in Orange County through the construction of permanent supportive housing along with housing for low-income families and individuals.
AB 1740: Budget Deficit Savings Account
This bill establishes the Budget Deficit Savings Account to address the gap in savings, and will provide the state with an additional mechanism to set funding aside for any future economic downturn.
STATUS: Became part of the 2018-2019 State Budget
AB 1749: Workers’ Compensation - Off-Duty Peace Officers
This bill clarifies that peace officers injured while performing their duties can receive Workers' Compensation, even when the incident occurs out-of-state.
AB 2162: Planning and Zoning: Supportive Housing (with Assemblymember David Chiu)
This bill streamlines local government approval for much needed affordable housing developments to reduce bureaucratic delays.
AB 2992: Peace Officer Training: Commercially Sexually Exploited Children
This bill updates Police Officer Standards and Training to include guidance on how law enforcement can appropriately identify exploited children and best respond to their needs in a supportive and productive manner.
AB 3068: County Government - Contract Legal Counsel: Auditor-Controller
This bill allows Auditor Controllers to maintain independence to provide effective oversight of government spending by permitting them to obtain outside counsel in specified circumstances.
AB 3194: Housing Accountability Act: Project Approval
This bill updates the Housing Accountability Act to eliminate loopholes used by local government to prevent the construction of much-needed housing.