Updated September 6, 2022.

Several bills significant to California’s housing market were enrolled or passed in August 2022, including:

  • SB 1126, which requires employers, including brokers, with one or more employees to offer a retirement savings program or set up a payroll deposit savings arrangement with CalSavers by December 31, 2025;
  • AB 2221, which prohibits a local government from establishing front setback limits for ADUs, specifies detached ADUs may include an attached garage, and decreases ADU permitting times;
  • AB 1738, which will require builders to install electric vehicle charging stations in new multi-family dwellings, hotels and motels, as well as nonresidential developments undergoing retrofits of existing parking facilities beginning in 2025; and
  • SB 869, which will require individuals acting as managers or assistant managers of mobilehome parks to fulfill an initial and continuing education requirement on the rules and regulations of operating a mobilehome park beginning in 2025.

Read on for the full list of bills for the 2021-2022 Legislative Session and DRE Regulations which may substantially affect how you do business as a real estate licensee. Reports on passed bills can be found on our New Laws page. Current real estate law is here. This list is updated monthly.

All recent updates are in red below.

Status Legend:

Introduced = Date the bill was originally introduced for consideration. Bill is still being considered, but not yet law.
Amended = Date the bill was last amended. Bill is still being considered, but not yet law.
Enrolled = Bill approved by both houses and pending the governor’s signature.
Passed = Bill signed by the governor and passed into law.
Flag= Bill is particularly relevant to real estate licensees.

CategoryBill StatusStatus DateDescription
PracticeSB 1126Passed8/26/22This bill requires employers, including brokers, with one or more employees to offer a retirement savings program or set up a payroll deposit savings arrangement with CalSavers by December 31, 2025.
GovernmentAB 2221Enrolled9/1/22This bill prohibits a local government from establishing front setback limits for accessory dwelling units (ADUs), specifies detached ADUs may include an attached garage, and decreases ADU permitting times.
ConstructionAB 2492Amended3/24/22This bill requires local governments to grant benefits to factory-built housing developments, including providing density bonuses and forgoing interior unit inspections.
Property ManagementSB 1335Amended4/21/22This bill requires a landlord to allow and consider alternative evidence of financial responsibility instead of the tenant's credit history as part of the rental application when the tenant is using a government rental subsidy.
GovernmentAB 2705Amended5/23/22This bill prohibits a local government from approving a new residential development when it will be located within a very high fire hazard severity zone, unless the development addresses wildfire risks. It also requires the State Fire Marshal to provide financial assistance to harden 300,000 existing homes in very high fire hazard severity zones, with an additional 300,000 homes assisted every three years.
Property ManagementAB 2710Amended4/18/22This bill requires owners of tenant-occupied properties to notify each tenant of the owner's intent to sell and allow the tenant to notify the owner of their interest to purchase within ten days. The tenant will have 40-to-60 days to submit an offer to purchase. When the offer is rejected, the tenant retains the right of first refusal to match a subsequent offer. Intra-familial, court ordered and eminent domain transfers will be exempt from the requirements.
FinanceSB 1457Amended4/19/22This bill enacts the California Family Home Construction and Homeownership Bond Act of 2022, which authorizes the issuance of bonds to finance down payments and closing costs for eligible low- and moderate-income homebuyers.
GovernmentAB 2430Amended4/6/22This bill requires moveable tiny homes - of 400 or fewer square feet with living facilities for a single household per tiny home - be considered under the same permitting requirements, fees and limitations as accessory dwelling units (ADUs).
GovernmentAB 2817Enrolled8/26/22This bill establishes a grant program to provide rental funds directly to individuals experiencing homelessness and participating landlords.
Property ManagementAB 2597Revised6/14/22This bill requires safe indoor air temperatures to be included in mandatory building standards for dwelling units.
Property ManagementAB 2383Revised6/30/22This bill makes inquiring about a rental applicant's criminal history during the initial screening process an unlawful discriminatory housing practice and prohibits landlords from denying an application due to arrests that didn't result in conviction, voided convictions and juvenile determinations.
Property ManagementAB 2469Amended4/7/22This bill requires the Department of Housing and Community Development to develop an online rental registry portal to collect and make available to the public information on landlords and rental properties. Landlords will need to submit basic information to the portal each year.
GovernmentAB 2053Enrolled9/1/22This bill adds to each local government's required housing element an annual report on each region's progress toward meeting the need for very low income housing.
GovernmentAB 2094Amended5/24/22This bill requires each city or county's annual housing element report to include its progress in meeting the housing needs of extremely low-income households.
FinanceAB 2166Amended4/21/22This bill allocates 10% of federal funding received under the Community Development Block Grant Program to promoting homeownership for low- and moderate income households and at least 10% of the funds to a down payment assistance program for low- and moderate-income households.
GovernmentAB 1850Amended6/23/22This bill prohibits a local government from acquiring unrestricted multi-family housing unless the initial rent is at least 10% below the average monthly rent of the unit prior to conversion or 20% below fair market rent.
ConstructionAB 1738Enrolled8/29/22This bill requires builders to install electric vehicle charging stations in new multi-family dwellings, hotels and motels, as well as nonresidential developments undergoing retrofits of existing parking facilities beginning in 2025.
ConstructionSB 1067Amended6/30/22This bill prohibits a city or county from imposing minimum parking requirements on housing developments located within one-half mile of public transit when the development dedicates 75% of its units to low-income households, the elderly or people with disabilities - or - when the development can demonstrate it will not have a negative impact on traffic or parking in the area.
ConstructionSB 897Amended8/25/22This bill increases the maximum height limitation imposed by a local agency for an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) from 16 feet to 25 feet and makes other changes to ease the ADU permitting process.
Property ManagementSB 847Amended6/16/22This bill creates a grant program for landlords who have been denied rental assistance funds for their tenants' COVID-19 rental debt.
Property ManagementSB 869Enrolled9/1/22This bill requires the Department of Housing and Community Development to adopt regulations requiring individuals acting as managers or assistant managers of mobilehome parks to receive 18+ hours of training on the rules and regulations of operating a mobilehome park.
Property ManagementAB 2203Inactive5/26/22This bill prohibits a landlord from requiring a consumer credit report as part of the rental application when the tenant is using a government subsidy for rent. [Also see SB 1335]
ConstructionAB 1674Died1/20/22This bill prohibits a new accessory dwelling unit (ADU) from being considered a newly constructed building in regards to solar requirements for new dwellings.