Two Bad Housing Bills Stopped

Two state bills the Chamber strongly opposed have been amended and dropped for the year, respectively. AB 199 (Chu) would have required prevailing wage on all residential building projects, increasing the cost per unit up to $80,000, and further exacerbated the region’s housing crisis. AB 1506 (Bonta) would have expanded rent control throughout the state. After significant lobbying from statewide coalitions, in which the Chamber participated, we are pleased to report AB 199 has been amended heavily, removing the most egregious portions, and AB 1506 will not be pursued this cycle.