Several Ting Bills to Become State Law on January 1

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Several Ting Bills to Become State Law on January 1(Sacramento) – After another successful legislative year, several bills authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) will take effect on January 1, 2020. They include:

  • Housing

AB 68:  Makes it faster and easier for homeowners to add an Accessory Dwelling Unit, or in-law unit, on their property to increase housing supply

AB 1486: Gives affordable housing projects priority to build on surplus government land

  • Civil Liberties Protections

AB 1215: Protects civil liberties by putting a three-year moratorium on using error-prone facial recognition software in police body cameras

  • More Equity in College Admissions

AB 697: Promotes fair admissions practices by requiring colleges to disclose whether they provide preferential treatment to students related to donors or alumni

  • Clean Energy

AB 1208: Extends the ban on taxing solar power for another seven years

As with all urgency bills, Ting’s emergency recycling bill, AB 54, took immediate effect upon signature of the Governor in October. It allocates $5 million to start five mobile recycling programs in areas throughout the state impacted by the recent closure of CRV takeback sites.

In addition, two other proposals by Ting approved this year have later start dates:

September 2020: AB 61, which expands the state’s red flag gun law to allow school personnel, co-workers and employers to access a court process to obtain a Gun Violence Restraining Order, temporarily removing someone’s firearms if they pose a danger to themselves or others

January 1, 2021: AB 1076, which creates a process to automatically clear the records of certain offenders already eligible for relief so they can find jobs and housing

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