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June 3, 2020

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May 28, 2020

The Corporate Disclosure Act, SB 972, by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, won approval today from the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on a 4-2 vote. SB 972 would, for the first time, allow public access to specific tax information on the largest corporations doing business in California.

May 27, 2020

Senate Bill 1085, aimed at increasing the effectiveness of California’s density bonus law so that more builders incorporate affordable housing units in their market-rate projects, won bipartisan approval Tuesday from the Senate Housing Committee on a 9-0 vote. 

May 27, 2020

SB 1085, authored by Senator Nancy Skinner, modifies the state’s density bonus law to incentivize the construction of more moderately priced housing for teachers, first responders, and other Californians who can’t afford today’s sky-high prices, as well as the creation of more housing for very-low-income Californians and low-income college students.

May 26, 2020

Senate Bill 1085, aimed at increasing the effectiveness of California’s density bonus law so that more builders incorporate affordable housing units in their market-rate projects, won bipartisan approval today from the Senate Housing Committee on a 9-0 vote.

May 22, 2020

Senate Bill 1079, which would limit the ability of corporations to buy foreclosed homes, won approval today from the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 7-1 vote. The bill by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, would also give tenants and local governments the first opportunity to buy a house in foreclosure before it’s put up for auction. And it would incentivize corporations that own blighted, vacant properties to fix them up and either rent or sell them.

May 22, 2020

A bill from Sen. Nancy Skinner, Democrat from Berkeley, would enhance an existing state “density bonus program” that allows developers to build taller and denser if they charge below market-rates for some of their units.

 

May 21, 2020

A bill that would bar the use of uncorroborated information from confidential informants at parole hearings was approved by the state Senate Public Safety Committee on Wednesday.

May 21, 2020

A bill to eliminate the use of uncorroborated allegations (allegations not confirmed or supported by other evidence and information) from a confidential informant as evidence in state parole hearings passed the Senate Public Safety Committee on Wednesday, as the committee approved the bill, SB 1064, with a bipartisan vote of 6-1.

May 21, 2020

SB1085, by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, would give housing developers additional incentives, such as the ability to increase the size of a project, for including more affordable units.