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2022 Self Storage Bill Watch List

CSSA in conjunction with SSA and lobbying firm follow and number of pieces of legislation that make their way through the California 

Self Storage Association Bill List 

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  • Friday, September 02, 2022 11:12 AM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    The CA Legislative Session ended on August 31, 2022.

    Below are the outcomes of the bills we were tracking. Governor Newsom has 30 days to take action on any of the bills that have reached his desk (those that say ENROLLMENT).  If they do not say enrollment, they are dead for the year.  

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022 10:30 AM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    (Seyarto R)   California Emergency Services Act: Governor’s powers: suspension of statutes and regulations.    

    Current Text: Enrolled: 8/26/2022   html   pdf

    Status: 8/31/2022-Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.

    Location: 8/24/2022-A. ENROLLMENT

    Summary: Would provide that the Governor may only suspend a statute or regulation during a state of emergency or state of war emergency, as specified, in connection with the specific conditions of emergency proclaimed by the Governor or state of war emergency, as applicable. With respect to the temporary suspension of statutes, ordinances, regulations, or rules imposing nonsafety related restrictions on emergency essentials, as described above, the bill would provide that the Governor may only temporarily suspend those statutes, ordinances, regulations, or rules in connection with the specific conditions of emergency proclaimed by the Governor. With respect to laws, ordinances, or regulations temporarily suspended or modified to provide temporary housing, as described above, the bill would provide that the Governor may only temporarily suspend those laws, ordinances, or regulations in connection with the specific conditions of emergency proclaimed by the Governor and declared by the President to be an emergency or major disaster. The bill would also make conforming and other nonsubstantive changes.


  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022 10:00 AM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    (Levine D)   Sales and Use Tax Law: exemptions: COVID-19 prevention and response goods.    

    Current Text: Amended: 3/22/2022   html   pdf

    Last Amend: 3/22/2022

    Status: 3/23/2022-Re-referred to Com. on REV. & TAX.

    Location: 2/3/2022-A. REV. & TAX

    Summary: Current sales and use tax laws impose taxes on retailers measured by the gross receipts from the sale of tangible personal property sold at retail in this state, or on the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of tangible personal property purchased from a retailer for storage, use, or other consumption in this state, and provides various exemptions from the taxes imposed by those laws. This bill would exempt from those taxes, until January 1, 2025, the gross receipts from the sale of, and the storage, use, or other consumption of, COVID-19 prevention and response goods, as defined.


  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022 11:00 AM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    (Kiley R)   State of emergency: termination after 30 days: extension by the Legislature.    

    Current Text: Introduced: 2/18/2022   html   pdf

    Status: 4/29/2022-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(b)(5). (Last location was EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT on 3/17/2022)

    Location: 4/29/2022-A. DEAD

    Summary: Would require a state of emergency to terminate 30 days after the Governor’s proclamation of the state of emergency unless the Legislature extends it by a concurrent resolution, as specified. The bill would prohibit a concurrent resolution from extending a state of emergency by more than 30 days, as specified.


  • Monday, May 09, 2022 1:45 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    (Committee on Judiciary)   Judiciary omnibus.    

    Current Text: Enrolled: 9/1/2022   html   pdf

    Last Amend: 8/24/2022

    Status: 8/30/2022-Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling.

    Location: 8/30/2022-A. ENROLLMENT

    Summary: (1)Existing law, the California Self-Service Storage Facility Act, specifies remedies and procedures for self-service storage facility owners when occupants are delinquent in paying rent or other charges. Under existing law, if rent or other charges due from an occupant remain unpaid for 14 consecutive days, an owner may terminate the right of the occupant to the use of the storage space at a self-service storage facility by sending a preliminary lien notice by certified mail to the occupant’s last known address, defined to mean the address provided by the occupant, as specified. Existing law attaches the lien if the charges remain unpaid by a specified time and allows the owner to take specified actions. At that time, existing law requires the owner to send documentation related to the lien sale to the occupant’s last known address, as defined.This bill would remove the January 1, 2023, repeal date and would thereby extend indefinitely the authority to send the notice and documentation by electronic mail and the associated method of demonstrating actual delivery. The bill would make conforming changes.This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.


  • Monday, May 09, 2022 1:40 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    (Aguiar-Curry D)   Local government financing: affordable housing and public infrastructure: voter approval.    

    Current Text: Introduced: 12/7/2020   html   pdf

    Status: 4/22/2021-Referred to Coms. on L. GOV. and APPR.

    Location: 4/22/2021-A. L. GOV.

    Summary: The California Constitution prohibits the ad valorem tax rate on real property from exceeding 1% of the full cash value of the property, subject to certain exceptions. This measure would create an additional exception to the 1% limit that would authorize a city, county, city and county, or special district to levy an ad valorem tax to service bonded indebtedness incurred to fund the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of public infrastructure, affordable housing, or permanent supportive housing, or the acquisition or lease of real property for those purposes, if the proposition proposing that tax is approved by 55% of the voters of the city, county, or city and county, as applicable, and the proposition includes specified accountability requirements.


  • Monday, May 09, 2022 1:35 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    (Hertzberg D)   Business licenses: stormwater discharge compliance.    

    Current Text: Enrollment: 8/30/2022   html   pdf

    Last Amend: 8/8/2022

    Status: 8/30/2022-Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

    Location: 8/30/2022-S. ENROLLED

    Summary: Current law requires, when applying to a city or a county for an initial business license or business license renewal, a person who conducts a business operation that is a regulated industry, as defined, to demonstrate enrollment with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program by providing specified information, under penalty of perjury, on the application, including, among other things, the Standard Industrial Classification Code for the business, and an applicable identification number, as specified. Current law applies these provisions to all applications for initial business licenses and business license renewals submitted on and after January 1, 2020.This bill would expand the application of these provisions to instruments or permits equivalent to business licenses and to the renewals of those equivalent instruments or permits.


  • Monday, May 09, 2022 1:34 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    (Hueso D)   San Diego Regional Equitable and Environmentally Friendly Affordable Housing Agency.    

    Current Text: Amended: 6/30/2022   html   pdf

    Last Amend: 6/30/2022

    Status: 8/12/2022-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(b)(15). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 8/3/2022)

    Location: 8/12/2022-A. DEAD

    Summary: Current law provides for the establishment of various special districts that may support and finance housing development, including affordable housing special beneficiary districts that are authorized to promote affordable housing development with certain property tax revenues that a city or county would otherwise be entitled to receive. This bill, the San Diego Regional Equitable and Environmentally Friendly Housing Act, would establish the San Diego Regional Equitable and Environmentally Friendly Affordable Housing Agency and would state that the agency’s purpose is to increase the supply of equitable and environmentally friendly housing in the County of San Diego by providing for significantly enhanced funding and technical assistance across the regional level for equitable and environmentally friendly housing projects and programs, equitable housing preservation, and rental protection programs, as specified.


  • Monday, May 09, 2022 1:33 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    (Archuleta D)   Price gouging: state of emergency.    

    Current Text: Amended: 6/29/2022   html   pdf

    Last Amend: 6/29/2022

    Status: 8/12/2022-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(b)(15). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 8/3/2022)

    Location: 8/12/2022-A. DEAD

    Summary: Under current law, upon the proclamation of a state of emergency, as defined, declared by the President of the United States or the Governor, or upon the declaration of a local emergency, as defined, by the executive officer of any county, city, or city and county, and for a period of 30 days following that declaration, it is a misdemeanor with specified penalties for a person, contractor, business, or other entity to sell or offer to sell certain goods and services, including rental housing, for a price that exceeds by 10% the price charged by that person immediately prior to the proclamation of emergency, except as specified. Current law authorizes this prohibition to be extended for additional periods if deemed necessary to protect the lives, property, or welfare of the citizens, as specified. Current law requires the Office of Emergency Services, upon the proclamation of an emergency by the Governor, to include information about these provisions and guidance to property owners, as specified, on an appropriate internet website. This bill would require an extension of those prohibitions, if it would apply to rental housing and the state of emergency has been in effect for over a year or more, to include findings that it is necessary to prevent excessive and unjustified increases in rental prices. The bill would also exclude from those prohibitions newly constructed housing that was issued a certificate of occupancy for residential use within the 3 months preceding a proclamation of a state of emergency or declaration of local emergency or within the duration of the proclamation or declaration.


  • Monday, May 09, 2022 1:30 PM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    (Allen D)   Unemployment insurance: report: self-employed individuals.    

    Current Text: Enrolled: 8/29/2022   html   pdf

    Last Amend: 4/28/2022

    Status: 8/25/2022-In Senate. Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.

    Location: 8/25/2022-S. ENROLLMENT

    Summary: Current law establishes the Employment Development Department (EDD) within the Labor and Workforce Development Agency to perform various functions and duties, including administering the federal-state unemployment insurance program and the disability insurance program. This bill would require the EDD to conduct a feasibility study, as specified, that examines the idea of extending unemployment insurance benefits to self-employed individuals and reports on what actions are necessary to implement the expansion. The bill would require the EDD to complete and submit the feasibility study to the Legislature and the Senate Committee on Labor, Public Employment and Retirement by December 1, 2023.


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