Bills Introduced This Legislative Year By Senator Beall

SIGNED BILLS

SB 6 Residential Development Database
Creates a centralized database of surplus and vacant land zoned for housing development to encourage housing production.
SIGNED INTO LAW

SB 128 Public Contracts: Best Value
Extends the sunset for “Best Value Contracting” program and will include Santa Clara County in the pilot.
SIGNED INTO LAW

SB 150 Foster Youth: Chafee Grant Awards
Aligns the Chafee Grant disbursement with the Cal Grant to help foster youth receive it in a timelier manner. Provides more flexibility for students to meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.
SIGNED INTO LAW

SB 196 Community Land Trust
Creates more permanent affordable housing for low and moderate- income families by providing Community Land Trusts with a property tax exemption from the point of acquisition of property to the point of sale of affordable homes.
SIGNED INTO LAW

SB 197 Department of Transportation: Retention Fees
Eliminates the sunset and prohibits Caltrans from withholding retention fees and simplify the payment processes.
SIGNED INTO LAW

SB 211 State Highway: Leases
Allows Caltrans to lease real property to cities and counties statewide for the purposes of establishing an emergency shelter or feeding program, for $1 per month.
SIGNED INTO LAW

SB 485 Driver’s License Suspension
Prohibits the suspension of a person’s driver’s license for non-vehicle related crimes, unless required by federal law.
SIGNED INTO LAW

 

TWO YEAR BILLS

SB 9 Low Income Housing Credits
Extends a restructuring provision that enables more housing for low income families through the Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC). To date, TCAC data has shown that the value of the state credit has increased by 14 cents on the dollar. This bill means more funding for the construction of affordable housing units at no cost to the state.
2 YEAR BILL

SB 146 and 147 Rail Transportation
Spot Bills.
2 YEAR BILL

SB 278 Permanent Transit Funding
2 YEAR BILL

SB 282 Integrated Services for Mentally Ill Parolees
Restructures the current ISMIP program to provide wrap-around services and supportive housing to parolees with mental health needs.
2 YEAR BILL

 

VETOED BY GOVERNOR NEWSOM

SB 5 Affordable Housing and Community Development
Fills in the affordable housing gap created by the dissolution of redevelopment agencies (RDA) in 2012.The bill provides immediate funding for local governments to collaborate on state-approved community revitalization plans. The aim of the legislation is to create desperately needed housing for hard-working Californians while helping to alleviate poverty, create jobs, and meet our statewide environmental goals.
VETOED
https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/SB-5-Veto-Message.pdf

SB 10 Peer Support
Establishes professional standards and certification for health providers known as peers, with lived experience in mental illness or substance use disorders. This bill also requires the Department of Health Care Services to administer the peer certification process, allowing California to use best practices and improve mental health outcomes.
VETOED
https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/SB-10-Veto-Message.pdf

SB 277 Local Partnership
This bill creates a Local Partnership Program for Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation.
VETOED
https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/SB-277-Veto-Message.pdf

SB 284 Youth Justice
Encourages counties to keep youth closer to home by increasing the county cost of state confinement to $125,000. The actual yearly cost to house a youth at the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) averages more than $300,000, yet counties only pay $24,000. Local placement encourages family involvement and is more effective in rehabilitating youth.
VETOED
https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/SB-284-Veto-Message.pdf

 

HELD IN APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEES

SB 11 Mental Health Parity
Strengthens mental health parity laws by prohibiting health insurers from imposing prior authorization requirements on FDA-approved medication and step-therapy requirements. The bill also improves reporting requirements by health plans to ensure they are following the law.
HELD IN SENATE APPROPRIATIONS

SB 12 Youth Mental Health Drop-In Centers
Directs the Legislature to establish a series of at least 100 youth drop-in centers statewide to treat the mental health needs of California youth, regardless of insurance or immigration status. This bill also encourages the Legislature to allocate funding to establish these centers.
INCORPORATED INTO BUDGET; HELD IN SENATE APPROPRIATIONS

SB 152 Active Transportation Program (ATP)
Updates the program to offer a simpler application process, deliver bike and pedestrian safety improvements faster, and provide regions with a more predictable level of funding.
HELD IN SENATE APPROPRIATIONS

SB 460 DMV Efficiency
Allows the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide two-year vehicle registrations to cut down on workload.
HELD IN SENATE APPROPRIATIONS

SB 582 School/County Mental Health Collaboratives
Requires half of mental health triage grants to be allocated for the purpose of having school districts and county mental health systems collaborate to increase health outcomes.
HELD IN ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS