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The Legislative Review Committee consists of two City Councilmembers. The primary goals of the committee are to make recommendations on legislative advocacy issues and to authorize position letters for legislation that aligns with the City's Council-approved Legislative Platform. Items not addressed in the City's Legislative Platform require approval of the full Council prior to any legislative advocacy efforts. For more information, view the City's Legislative Advocacy Policy

Committee Meetings

Meetings are held as needed to accommodate legislative proposals and to allow the City to respond to urgent legislative issues. To receive updates for upcoming meetings, please sign up for eNotifications and subscribe to "Legislative Affairs."  To view past meeting materials please visit Agendas and Minutes.

The next Legislative Review Committee meeting's will be held online on Tuesday, June 2nd at 2:30 p.m. and Friday, June 19th at 8:00 a.m. In accordance with Governor Newsom's Executive Order No-29-20, this will be a teleconference meeting without a physical location to help stop the spread of COVID-19. For information on how to register and participate in the meeting please view the instructions on the agenda, which will be posted at Agendas and Minutes.

Committee Members

Mayor Steven Scharf
City Council
408.777.3191
sscharf@cupertino.org

Councilmember Liang Chao
City Council 
408.777.3192
liangchao@cupertino.org

2020 Legislative Agenda

The City Council approved the City of Cupertino's 2019 Legislative Platform at its meeting on January 21st. The Legislative Platform is comprised of guiding principles that provide a framework for Cupertino’s regional, state, and federal legislative priorities. Adopted annually, the City’s Legislative Platform will serve as a reference guide for legislative positions and objectives that provide direction for the City Council and staff throughout the year. The Legislative Platform is the foundation of a focused advocacy strategy and the 2020 Legislative Platform can be found here

Below are bills that Council or the Legislative Review Committee have taken a formal position on or are watching.

State Bills
Bill Topic Author Position Status
AB 67 Housing: Homeless Integrated Data Warehouse Rivas/Chiu Watch 8/30/19
In committee: Held under submission.
(Two-year bill)
AB 68 Land Use: Accessory Dwelling units Ting Oppose 6/25/19

10/9/19
Approved by the Governor

AB 516 Authority to remove vehicles Chiu/Santiago Oppose 6/25/19

8/30/19
In committee: Held under submission. (Two-year bill)

AB 725 Housing Element: Moderate and Above-Moderate Housing Wicks  Watch 1/30/20 In Senate Rules Committee awaiting referral to Policy Committee  
AB 881 Accessory Dwelling Units Bloom Oppose 6/25/19

10/9/19
Approved by the Governor

AB 1080

SB 54

California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act

AB 1080: Gonzalez

SB 54: Allen

Support 8/27/19

AB 1080:
9/14/19 Ordered to inactive file
(Two-year bill)

SB 54:
1/23/20 Ordered to inactive file
(Two-year bill)

AB 1210 Crimes: Package Theft Low Support 8/27/19 1/31/20 Bill died 
(Two-year bill)
AB 1279 Housing Element: High Resource Areas  Bloom   Watch 4/24/20 Amended and re-referred to Committee on Housing
AB 1487 San Francisco Bay Area housing development Chiu Support if amended 9/3/19 10/8/19
Approved by the Governor
SB 5 Affordable Housing and Community Development Investment Program Beall/McGuire Support 6/25/19

1/13/20 Veto sustained

SB 6 Residential Development: Available Land Beall Support 8/27/19 10/9/2019 Approved by the Governor
SB 12 Mental Health Services: Youth

Beall/
Portantino

Support 6/25/19

8/30/19 Held in committee and under submission
(Two-year bill)

SB 13 Accessory Dwelling Units Wieckowski Oppose 6/25/19 10/9/2019 Approved by the Governor
SB 23 Unlawful Entry of a Vehicle Wiener Support 6/25/19 8/30/19 Held in committee and under submission
(Two-year bill)
SB 50 Planning and Zoning: Housing Development: Streamlined Approval: Incentives Wiener Oppose 4/16/19

1/30/20 Bill failed 

SB 330 Housing Crisis Act of 2019 Skinner

Oppose 4/16/19

Reaffirmed opposition 6/25/19

10/9/2019 Approved by the Governor

SB 592 Housing Accountability Act Wiener Oppose 6/25/19 9/11/19 Re-referred to Committee on Rules
(Two-year bill)
SB 906 Joint Living and Work Quarters and Occupied Substandard Buildings  Skinner Watch  3/18/20 March 31 hearing postponed by committee
Federal Bills
Bill Topic Author Position Status
H.R. 530 Accelerating Broadband development by Empowering Local Communities Act Eshoo       Support 7/23/19    

01/25/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

 H.R. 6467 Coronavirus Community Relief Act  Neguse Support 4/17/20 04/07/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform
S. 2012 Restoring Local Control Over Public Infrastructure Act Feinstein Support 7/23/19

06/27/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


City of Cupertino's Legislative Support/Opposition Letters

Assembly Bill 68 (Ting) - Notice of OppositionRequest for Veto

Assembly Bill 516 (Chiu) - Notice of Opposition

Assembly Bill 881 (Bloom) - Notice of OppositionRequest for Veto

Assembly Bill 1080 (Gonzalez) - Letter of Support

Assembly Bill 1210 (Low) - Letter of Support

Assembly Bill 1487 (Chiu) - Support if Amended 

Federal Bill H.R. 530 (Eshoo) - Notice of Support

Federal Bill H.R. 6467 (Neguse) - Notice of Support (Khanna), Notice of Support (Feinstein) 

Federal Bill S. 2012 (Feinstein) - Notice of Support

Senate Bill 5 (Beall) - Notice of SupportRequest for Signature

Senate Bill 6 (Beall) - Notice of SupportRequest for Signature

Senate Bill 12 (Beall) - Notice of Support

Senate Bill 13 (Wieckowski) - Notice of OppositionRequest for Veto

Senate Bill 23 (Wiener) - Notice of Support

Senate Bill 50 (Wiener) - Notice of Opposition

Senate Bill 54 (Allen) - Letter of Support 

Senate Bill 330 (Skinner) - Notice of OppositionNotice of Opposition 2Request for Veto

Senate Bill 592 (Wiener) - Notice of Opposition

For more information on legislation and regional measures regarding housing visit, our Statewide and Regional Housing Policy page.  

Previous Legislative Agendas

2019 Legislative Agenda

2018 Legislative Agenda

2017 Legislative Agenda