Legislative Information


That’s A Wrap! CA 2019 Legislative Session Update Now Available –  The Legislature adjourned on September 13th and the Governor has now finished acting on all bills that made it to his desk. The October 2019 Legislative Update will be included in the next issue of CalPlanner.

2019 CA APA Conference Legislative Update – Couldn’t make the conference…no worries, you can catch the powerpoint here!

OC APA – 2019 Presentation on New (2018) Legislation On April 18th APA Orange County Section hosted Attorneys David Snow and Diana Varat from the Law Office of Richards, Watson, and Gershon, where they reviewed new laws as well as provide a comprehensive overview of the Legislative Updates for 2019.



Governor Gavin Newsom Signs 18 Bills to Boost Housing Production – Press Release October 9, 2019

Governor Newsom’s State Budget for California For All – Budget prioritizes one-time investments to tackle the affordability crisis that California families face on health care, housing, early education, and higher education, Press Release May 9, 2019

Housing Bill SB 50 Update – CA APA issues Notice of Oppose unless Amended to Senator Wiener, March 25, 2019

Governor Newsom Announces Legislative Proposals to Confront the Housing Cost Crisis– Press Release March 11, 2019

In the Face of Unprecedented Housing Crisis, California Takes Action to Hold Cities Accountable for Standing in the Way of New Housing Press Release January 25, 2019



APA CA Legislative Website –  Provides more information on California’s Hot Bills & Regulations, Legislative Review, and More!

APA National Policy and Advocacy Website – APA’s one-stop-shop for advanced planning policy, advocacy and legislative action.



2017 OC APA Legislative Update.  Topics include 2017 Housing Bills and Laws, Efficiency Units, Agriculture Element, Small Cell Infrastructure, Electrified Fences.

2016 Legislative Update PowerPoint is available HERE. Topics included CEQA/GHG, Permit Streamlining, Housing Bills, Marijuana, Wireless and Massage to name a few.