By Chris Wysocki
Several significant legislative developments recently occurred surrounding critical bills of interest to the industry:
WMA SPONSORED PTO BILL CLEARS ASSEMBLY FLOOR, ADVANCES TO STATE SENATE
We are pleased to announce that AB 2002, WMA’s sponsored bill regarding Permit to Operate (PTO) revocations, was approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee and the full Assembly on a unanimous vote. WMA staff will continue to urge broad, bipartisan support for AB 2002 as it heads to the Senate. This is a very exciting development. If approved, this bill provides a funding mechanism for residents to access funds to correct resident violations to avoid notices of intent to suspend mobilehome park Permits to Operate.
This bill now advances to the State Senate, where it will likely be heard by either the Senate Housing Committee, the Senate Judiciary Committee, or both.
Please click here to view the full text of AB 2002:
MANAGER TRAINING LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE FLOOR, HEADS TO STATE ASSEMBLY
SB 869 (Leyva), the manager training bill, recently passed the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the full Senate voted this week to pass the bill onto the State Assembly, where it will likely be heard by the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.
WMA actively opposes SB 869 and called upon members to help us in our efforts to defeat this measure via VoterVoice.
Please click here to view the full text of SB 869:
BILL TO REMOVE RENT CONTROL EXEMPTION CLEARS SENATE FLOOR, ADVANCES TO STATE ASSEMBLY
Opposed by WMA, SB 940 (Laird) eliminates the rent control exemption for the new construction of spaces in local rent control ordinances. This measure passed the Senate earlier this week, and WMA will now begin its lobbying efforts in the Assembly, where it will likely be heard by the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.
Please click here to view the full text of SB 940:
LEGISLATIVE DEADLINE TO PASS BILLS OUT OF ORIGINAL HOUSE DRAWS NEAR
Friday, May 27, is the deadline for the Assembly and Senate to pass bills introduced in the “House of Origin.” This deadline does not apply to so-called “Urgency” bills or Constitutional Amendments.
To view a list of legislation monitored by WMA, please visit: https://www.wma.org/bills-interest
JUNE 7TH PRIMARY ELECTION GETTING CLOSER – MEMORIAL DAY A GOOD DAY TO HONOR THOSE WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE TO DEFEND OUR RIGHTS
The California Primary will be held on Tuesday, June 7th. Every voter in the state should have received his or her ballot in the mail by now. Please make sure you cast your vote and mail your ballot in or personally deliver it to a ballot collection center in your county. Voter participation is important, and WMA encourages you to make your voice heard. Postage is pre-paid, so voting has never been easier. With Memorial Day on Monday, we should remember that voting is a right and a responsibility that millions of men and women made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives to protect, defend and preserve.
Chris Wysocki is WMA’s State Legislative Advocate. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.