as amended, Maienschein. California Environmental Quality Act:
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The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires a lead agency, as defined, to prepare, or cause to be prepared, and certify the completion
begin delete of,end delete an environmental impact report begin delete (EIR)end delete on a project that it proposes to carry out or approve that may have a significant effect on the environment or to adopt a negative declaration if it finds that the project will not have that effect. CEQA also requires a lead agency to prepare a mitigated negative declaration for a project that may have a significant effect on the environment if revisions in the project would avoid or mitigate that effect and there is no
substantial evidence that the project, as revised, would have a significant effect on the environment. CEQA exempts specified projects from its requirements.
This bill would exempt from the requirements of CEQA
begin delete homeless complexend delete projects, as begin delete defined.end delete Because a lead agency would be required to determine the applicability of this exemption, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 21080.40 is added to the Public Resources
2Code, to read:
(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms
4mean the following:
10 “Emergency shelter” has the same meaning as set forth in
11Section 50801 of the Health and Safety Code.
12(2) “Homeless complex project” means an activity or approval
13necessary for, or incidental to, the development, planning, design
14site acquisition, subdivision, financing, leasing, construction,
15operation, or maintenance of an emergency shelter, temporary or
16transitional housing, supportive housing, low-income housing, or
17building that provides services for the homeless, and associated
18development, including any accessory roadway, utility, or other
19improvement to that shelter, housing, building, or associated
22 “Low-income housing” means housing with
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23housing cost to extremely low households, very low income
24households, or lower income households, as those terms are defined
25in Section 50052.5 of the Health and Safety Code.end delete
18 “Supportive housing” has the same meaning as set forth in
19paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 50675.14 of the Health
20and Safety Code.
22 “Transitional housing” has the same meaning as set forth in
23Section 50801 of the Health and Safety Code.
24(b) This division does not apply to a
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No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to
5Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because
6a local agency or school district has the authority to levy service
7charges, fees, or assessments sufficient to pay for the program or
8level of service mandated by this act, within the meaning of Section
917556 of the Government Code.