2022 Legislation

AB 561: Creates a state loan program, giving low to moderate-income homeowners the ability to build an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) on their property to rent out or accommodate multi-generational families.

AB 1594: Allows California residents and the State Attorney General to sue gun manufacturers and dealers for the harm their products cause, if they violate the state's strict gun laws.

AB 1615: Expands eligibility for housing assistance programs to foster youth, enabling them to transition to safe and stable housing.

AB 1817: Phases out the use of PFAS from clothing, footware, drapes and other fabrics; the harmful chemicals are often used to resist water and stains. Safer alternatives exist.

AB 1947: Requires all law enforcement agencies in California to have a hate crimes policy, standardizing protocols that include how authorities recognize, respond and report them.

AB 1948: Changes the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) for K-12 public schools so that districts with higher populations of students who are unhoused or in extreme poverty will get more money to address their needs. 

AB 2061: Makes information about whether an electric vehicle charging station is working or reliable publicly available; data will be used to direct repairs and let leaders know where there are gaps.

AB 2075: Empowers the California Energy Commission to be the lead state department on developing necessary and cost-effective EV charging standards related to the adoption of the building standards for new and existing structures.

AB 2147: Decriminalizes jaywalking if a pedestrian safely cross the street. Dictates that an officer can only ticket someone if any reasonable person would conclude crossing would cause a hazard, such as a collision.

AB 2211: Removes the sunset date of when local jurisdictions can declare a shelter crisis, which allows them to suspend certain laws in order to expedite the opening of a homeless facility; currently, set to expire January 1, 2026.

AB 2357: Makes noncontroversial changes to the Surplus Land Act to ensure affordable housing developers get the right of first refusal when public lands become available.

AB 2448: Ensures greater civil rights protections for individuals who face discrimination at businesses by requiring training and reporting of workers who interact with the public.

AB 2417: Provides incarcerated youth with an understanding of their basic human rights by consolidating all state and federal rights into one spot in the law.

AB 2594: Requires the DMV to notify people of the process for changing their address on their car registration when changing a driver's license address; mandates all California toll agencies to offer a cash-payment option with no additional fees; caps fines for toll violations and late payments; sets minimum time periods to pay fines before car registration is suspended; requires toll agencies to set-up payment plans for fines/penalties and requires rental car agencies to notify people of their ability to register their plates for tolling purposes, rather than paying the rental car agency for tolls and transponders.

AB 2607: Ensures the San Francisco Fire Department can purchase a property to use as a new training facility.

AB 2625: Exempts energy storage projects from Subdivision Map Act requirements to streamline storage projects and achieve the state's energy reliability needs.

AB 2656: Clarifies that denying a housing development based on CEQA, even though they have an exemption or have draft EIR/Supplemental EIR that clears them from going through a full CEQA review, is a violation of the Housing Accountability Act.

AB 2731: Requires 100% of all new school buses purchases be ZEVs. Allows schools to maintain contracts of up to 15 years for zero-emission transportation services and the leasing of zero-emission school buses. If the contract is lease-to-own a zero-emission bus, then the contract may be made for a term of up to 20 years.

AB 2784: Establishes a timeframe for manufacturers of thermoforms to include a minimum of recycled content:

  • January 2025: 10%
  • January 2028: 20%
  • July 2030: 30%

AB 2816: Revises the EV incentive programs to focus on ensuring high gas users switch to EVs instead of only looking at income.

AB 2883: Gives local governments the opportunity to request the Dept. of Justice send letters to gun owners informing them of local gun laws.