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          Date of Hearing:  August 3, 2016


                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS


                               Lorena Gonzalez, Chair


          SB 944  
          (Committee on Transportation and Housing) - As Amended August 1,  
          2016


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          Urgency:  No  State Mandated Local Program:  NoReimbursable:  No


          SUMMARY:


          This bill is the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee's  
          housing omnibus bill which makes various non-controversial  
          changes to sections of law relating to housing.    








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          FISCAL EFFECT:


          1)Unknown cost pressures related to the expansion of allowable  
            uses for Mobilehome Park Rehabilitation and Resident Ownership  
            Program (MPRROP) funds.   Authorizing loans for replacement of  
            a low-income homeowner's mobilehome is not likely to have a  
            significant impact on available funding. 


          2)Minor costs to the Department of Housing and Community  
            Development (HCD) to revise MPRROP regulations to provide for  
            mobilehome replacement loans. 


          3)The remaining provisions are not expected to have a  
            significant state fiscal impact.


          COMMENTS:


          Purpose. The purpose of the omnibus bill is to increase the  
          efficiency of the legislative process, conserve legislative  
          resources, and eliminate the need to unnecessarily hear a number  
          of stand-alone bills that might otherwise have to be introduced  
          and heard separately through the legislative process.  According  
          to the author, in order to be included in the bill, each  
          provision must be determined to be non-controversial by both the  
          majority and minority party consultants in both the Senate and  
          Assembly, or else it is amended out of the bill.  This omnibus  
          bill incorporates over sixteen different proposals submitted by  
          various groups seeking to make technical, clarifying, or other  
          modest substantive changes to laws relating to housing.   











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          Analysis Prepared by:Jennifer Swenson / APPR. / (916)  
          319-2081