Assembly Bill 2707 (Rosenthal-1980)
Chapter 1295, Statutes of 1980
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In summarizing Assembly Bill 2707, the Department of Housing and Community Development writes the following in its Enrolled Bill Report to the Governor:
This bill would require local agencies to conform their pre-1970 regulations to current State Housing Law regulations. This is a Department sponsored bill authorized by the Administration for introduction this year (B80-93).
(See Exhibit #16, document PE-4)
Assemblyman Rosenthal, author of the measure, explains the reasoning for the changes proposed by Assembly Bill 2707 in his letter to the Governor, stating:
This bill would move toward greater statewide uniformity in local building ordinances. Existing law requires cities or counties to adopt the building standards issued by the Commission of Housing and Community Development, subject to local conditions which may result in a variance from the standard. Existing law also allows local authorities which adopted their building regulations prior to November, 1970 to be exempted from the Commissionís building standards.
At the time the exemption was granted, it included about 24 cities and 6 counties. However, since 1970, most of these jurisdictions have modified their building regulations, and those regulations must now comply with the Commissionís standards. AB 2707 would now have these cities completely update their building regulations to meet the Commissionís standards, although still allowing a variance for local conditions.
(See Exhibit #16, document PE-10)
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