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SB 330

  • 1.  SB 330

    Posted 10-28-2019 11:37
    Does anyone have any more information about SB 330 and the revision to the ADU laws in California?  The main question I have is it going to in effect January 1st?  And how does this affect local building, and planning codes?

    I have read through a few articles like, "California's 2020 Housing Laws: What You Need to Know: Insights." Holland & Knight, California's 2020 Housing Laws: What You Need to Know | Insights | Holland & Knight
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    California's 2020 Housing Laws: What You Need to Know | Insights | Holland & Knight
    As California's housing supply and homelessness crisis continues, the State Legislature has for the past several years passed numerous pieces of housing legislation in each legislative session. (See Holland & Knight's previous alerts, " A Closer Look at California's New Housing Production Laws," Dec.
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    . California's 2020 Housing Laws: What You Need to Know | Insights | Holland & Knight

    Willard Williams AIA
    Seattle WA
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  • 2.  RE: SB 330

    Posted 10-29-2019 17:29
    SB 330 received bipartisan support in both houses of the Legislature, winning approval in the Assembly on a 67-8 vote, and in the state Senate, on a 30-4 vote. The new law takes effect Jan. 1, 2020 and sunsets in 2025.

    Judith Wasserman AIA
    Bressack & Wasserman
    Palo Alto CA

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  • 3.  RE: SB 330

    Posted 10-29-2019 17:32

    I reached out to Mark Christian, Director of Government Relations at AIA California.  Here's the information he provided.  Hope this helps.


    Some info on SB 330 (which does go into effect on 1/1/2020.


    Author press release



    The actual bill, with links to analyses (under Bill Analysis tab, look at 9/5 Senate Floor Analysis or 9/4 Assembly Floor Analysis).



    And here are links to signed ADU bills.

    §  AB 68: Allows two ADUs on a single lot, as well as multiple ADUs on multifamily lots. Also limits certain design requirements that cities can impose on ADUs, and requires ADU approvals be completed in 60 days. 

    §  SB 13: Restricts the amount of impact fees that can be charged, incorporating recommendations from our recently released California Impact Fee report

    §  AB 881: Eliminates owner-occupancy requirements for five years.

    §  AB 670: Bans Homeowners Associations from banning ADUs. 



    Jeffrey Gill, FAIA

    Executive Director


    1981 Orchard Drive

    Newport Beach, CA 92660





    Website: http://aiaorangecounty.org/




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