Advocacy at the South Bay Association of REALTORS®

Sacramento REALTOR® Report

Tracking Legislation in Sacramento that impacts California real estate

Every year in the California Legislature in Sacramento, lawmakers are considering bills that affect real estate and can have a direct impact on your REALTOR® business. Our friends at the California Association of REALTORS® are tracking hundreds - sometimes thousands - of bills during every legislative cycle.

This list of bills we are watching is prepared by the lobbying team at C.A.R. It includes bills sponsored by C.A.R. along with bills we support and bills we oppose. These quick snapshots include the bill's status; note that the status and C.A.R. position on each bill listed here may not be fully up-to-date.

For more detailed and current information on bills of interest to you, go to C.A.R.'s website or the official California Legislative Information website.

C.A.R. Sponsored Bills

AB 1020 (Irwin) State Housing Agency: Cabinet Level Secretary

C.A.R. is sponsoring legislation to create a state Housing Agency, with a Cabinet-level Secretary, charged with overseeing activities related to housing. A new Housing Agency Read more...

AB 1074 (Diep) Bonds for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

ADUs provide for an additional solution to increasing the supply of affordable housing especially in tight real estate markets within the state. Unfortunately, there have Read more...

AB 1551 (Arambula) Enhancing PACE Assessment Disclosures

In recent years, the Legislature has sought to enhance consumer protections for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs. However, there is still need for more Read more...

AB 1568 (McCarty) Housing Element Implementation and Accountability

This measure requires the Department of Housing and Community Development to verify a local government’s housing production (based on the regional housing needs assessment) prior Read more...

AB 1590 (Blanca Rubio) First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

The opportunities for homeownership are dwindling in California due to a lack of supply and, in turn, increasing costs, especially for individuals and families of Read more...

AB 599 (Maienschein) Affordable Owner-Occupied Workforce Housing: Definition

Currently, there is no uniform definition in state law for “affordable owner-occupied workforce housing” or “affordable workforce housing”. Affordable housing is an important issue at Read more...

AB 892 (Holden) Clarifications to Real Estate Law Update

In 2015, C.A.R. began its multi-year effort to update and clarify the real estate law with the enactment of AB 685 (Irwin). Subsequently, in 2017-18 Read more...

SB 50 (Wiener) Housing Development

Existing law requires local governments to adopt ordinances which comply with implementation of housing development projects and to provide the developer with a density bonus Read more...

SB 509 (Portantino) Affordable Housing License Plate Program

Under current law, a state agency may sponsor a specialized license plates when they are sponsored by a state agency. Prior to program implementation, the Read more...

SCA 1 (Allen & Wiener) Public Housing Projects

Enacted by voters in 1950, Article 34 of the California Constitution requires that any development comprised of “low-rent” dwellings, financed in whole or in part Read more...

SCA 4 (Galgiani) Property Tax Basis Portability/Intergenerational Transfer Reforms

This is a re-introduction of SCA 24 (Galgiani, 2018), which was introduced in the closing days of the 2017-18 Legislative Session. This measure includes the Read more...

Bills of Others supported by C.A.R.

No supported bills available

Bills of Others opposed by C.A.R.

No opposed bills available