Capitol Update – June 23, 2023
By Ray Perez

Key WMA Bills Heard in Committee

Assembly Bill 1334 (Pellerin, D-Santa Cruz)

We would like to thank everyone who responded to WMA’s recent VoterVoice campaign. With the help of our members, over 800 messages of support were sent to legislators on the Senate Housing Committee. In tandem with WMA’s lobbying team, member participation played a part in Assembly Bill 1334 passing unanimously on consent with 11 Ayes and 0 Noes.  Our grassroots efforts are working, and the participation of our members has made it possible for the mobilehome community to be a solution to California’s housing crisis.

This bill, which is supported by WMA, will encourage construction of new spaces in existing manufactured housing communities by exempting up to ten percent of new development from local fees and taxes. With overwhelming support, Assembly Bill 1334 moves on to its next step and has been re-referred to the Senate Government and Finance Committee with a hearing date not yet assigned. To read the current version of this bill, please click here.

Assembly Bill 319 (Connolly, D-San Rafael)

This bill, which is also supported by WMA, will require inspectors employed by the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to file statements of economic interest with the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to ensure inspectors disclose financial interests in parks or properties near parks they inspect. This legislation also extends the Mobilehome Parks Act (MPA) by one year. This bill passed unanimously in Senate Housing with 11 Aye votes and 0 Noes and now heads to Senate Appropriations. To read the current version of this bill, please click here.

Assembly Bill 604 (Lee, D-San Jose)

This bill would extend the provisions of Assembly Bill 1061, which was authored by Assemblymember Lee in 2021, to water companies regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission.  WMA is strongly opposed to this measure and will continue to lobby against its passage. This bill passed out of Senate Judiciary with 9 Ayes and 2 Noes. WMA continues to work with the author’s staff on possible amendments and we will keep you updated. Assembly Bill 604 has been assigned to the Senate Energies, Utilities and Communications Committee but does not have a set date. To read the current version of this bill, please click here.

Assembly Bill 318 (Addis, D-Morro Bay)

This bill would extend the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program (MRLPP) for another three years.  Given that WMA led efforts to require the State Auditor conduct a thorough review of the MRLPP, WMA has recommended a one-year extension of the program to allow the Auditor to complete its audit that should be concluded by the end of 2023.  WMA continues to work with the author and the Senate Judiciary Committee to amend the bill. To read the current version of this bill, please click here.

California’s New Fiscal Year Starts July 1

As reported by Cal Matters, by law, the Legislature must approve and the Governor must sign a budget before July 1, the start of California’s fiscal year. Otherwise, the state cannot pay its expenses, such as salaries or some vendor payments. On Thursday, June 15th California lawmakers and the Governor’s spending plan was finalized with an incomplete picture because California’s tax filing deadline was extended to October.

This means about $40 billion of expected revenue is in limbo. It is important to note that the Governor has a “Blue Line” veto authority to strip items out of the passed budget, and WMA continues to discuss this item with Administration officials.

If you have any questions or comments please reach out to Ray Perez (, Legislative Assistant while Chris Wysocki is out of the office.

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