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          Bill No:  SB 812
          Author:   Ashburn (R)
          Amended:  8/20/10
          Vote:     21

           SENATE TRANS. & HOUSING COMMITTEE  :  10-0, 4/28/09
          AYES:  Lowenthal, Huff, Ashburn, DeSaulnier, Harman,  
            Hollingsworth, Kehoe, Pavley, Simitian, Wolk
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Oropeza

           SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE  :  9-0, 1/21/10
          AYES:  Kehoe, Cox, Corbett, Denham, Leno, Liu, Price,  
            Walters, Yee

           SENATE FLOOR  :  36-0, 1/28/10
          AYES:  Aanestad, Ashburn, Calderon, Cedillo, Cogdill,  
            Corbett, Correa, Cox, Denham, DeSaulnier, Ducheny,  
            Dutton, Florez, Hancock, Harman, Hollingsworth, Kehoe,  
            Leno, Liu, Lowenthal, Maldonado, Negrete McLeod, Oropeza,  
            Padilla, Pavley, Price, Romero, Simitian, Steinberg,  
            Strickland, Walters, Wiggins, Wolk, Wright, Wyland, Yee
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Alquist, Huff, Runner, Vacancy

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  :  74-0, 8/23/10 - See last page for vote

           SUBJECT  :    Housing elements and the housing needs of  
          persons with 
                        developmental disabilities

           SOURCE  :     Author



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           DIGEST  :    This bill requires cites and counties to include  
          an analysis of the housing needs of the developmentally  
          disabled in the analysis of special housing needs in their  
          housing elements

           Assembly Amendments  revise and recast the bill with similar  
          intent as it left the Senate, and add double-jointing  
          language with AB 2762 (Assembly Housing and Community  
          Development Committee).

           ANALYSIS  :    The Planning and Zoning Law requires cities  
          and counties to prepare and adopt a general plan, including  
          a housing element, to guide the future growth of a  
          community.  Following a staggered statutory schedule,  
          cities and counties located within the territory of a  
          metropolitan planning organization (MPO) must revise their  
          housing elements every eight years, and cities and counties  
          in rural non-MPO regions must revise their housing elements  
          every five years.  Before each revision, each community is  
          assigned its fair share of housing for each income category  
          through the regional housing needs assessment (RHNA)  
          process.  A housing element must identify and analyze  
          existing and projected housing needs, including special  
          housing needs of the elderly, persons with disabilities,  
          large families, farmworkers families with female heads of  
          households, and households in need of emergency shelter.  A  
          housing element must also identify adequate sites with  
          appropriate zoning to meet its share of the RHNA and ensure  
          that regulatory systems provide opportunities for, and do  
          not unduly constrain, housing development.  Where the  
          inventory of existing sites is inadequate to meet the RHNA  
          or where regulatory systems do constrain housing  
          development, the housing element must contain a program of  
          actions to address these deficiencies.  HCD reviews both  
          draft and adopted housing elements to determine whether or  
          not they are in substantial compliance with the law.  

          Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) represent a range of  
          complex developmental disabilities that cause problems with  
          social interaction and communication.  Currently, the  
          autism spectrum disorder includes autistic disorder  
          (typical autism), Asperger syndrome, and pervasive  
          developmental disorder not otherwise specified (atypical  


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          autism).  Symptoms usually start before age three and can  
          cause delays or problems in many different skills that  
          develop from infancy to adulthood.

          The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) currently  
          provides community-based services to approximately 243,000  
          persons with developmental disabilities and their families  
          through a statewide system of 21 regional centers, four  
          developmental centers, and two community-based facilities.   
          ASD are the fastest growing developmental disability in  
          California, and within the next decade the state is  
          projected to face a massive influx of persons with ASD who  
          want to live independently.  Currently, approximately 6,000  
          adults with a diagnosis of ASD receive services from DDS.   
          In the next five years, more than 4,000 teenagers diagnosed  
          with ASD will reach adulthood.  By 2018, the number of  
          adults with an ASD diagnosis who are receiving services  
          from DDS is expected to grow to 19,000.

          This bill:  (1) requires cites and counties to include an  
          analysis of the housing needs of the developmentally  
          disabled in the analysis of special housing needs in their  
          housing elements.(2) adds double-jointing language with AB  
          2762 (Assembly Housing and Community Development  

           FISCAL EFFECT  :    Appropriation:  No   Fiscal Com.:  Yes    
          Local:  Yes

          According to the Senate Appropriations Committee analysis:

                          Fiscal Impact (in thousands)

           Major Provisions                2009-10     2001-11     
           2011-12   Fund  

          Mandate             Unknown, moderate costs to localLocal/
                                governments.  Unlikely to beGeneral

           SUPPORT  :   (Verified  8/24/10)

          Alameda County Developmental Disabilities Council
          Alliance of CA Autism Organizations


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          Association of Regional Center Agencies
          California for Disability Rights
          Cedars of Marin
          Developmental Disabilities Area Board 10
          Developmental Disabilities Area Board 4
          East Bay Developmental Disabilities Legislative Coalition
          Housing California
          Kern Autism Regional Taskforce
          Kern Autism Network-Autism Society Chapter in Bakersfield
          West Bay Housing Corp
          Woven Shade

           OPPOSITION  :    (Verified  8/24/10)

          League of CA Cities

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  : 
          AYES: Adams, Ammiano, Anderson, Arambula, Bass, Beall, Bill  
            Berryhill, Tom Berryhill, Block, Blumenfield, Bradford,  
            Brownley, Buchanan, Caballero, Charles Calderon, Carter,  
            Chesbro, Conway, Cook, Coto, Davis, De La Torre, De Leon,  
            DeVore, Eng, Evans, Feuer, Fletcher, Fong, Fuentes,  
            Gaines, Galgiani, Garrick, Gatto, Gilmore, Hagman, Hall,  
            Harkey, Hayashi, Hernandez, Hill, Huber, Huffman,  
            Jeffries, Jones, Knight, Lieu, Logue, Bonnie Lowenthal,  
            Ma, Mendoza, Miller, Monning, Nestande, Niello, Nielsen,  
            V. Manuel Perez, Portantino, Ruskin, Salas, Saldana,  
            Silva, Skinner, Smyth, Solorio, Audra Strickland,  
            Swanson, Torlakson, Torres, Torrico, Tran, Villines,  
            Yamada, John A. Perez
          NO VOTE RECORDED: Fuller, Furutani, Nava, Norby, Vacancy,  

          JJA:do  8/24/10   Senate Floor Analyses 

                         SUPPORT/OPPOSITION:  SEE ABOVE

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