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." 

The next Legislative Review Committee meetings are scheduled for November 19 at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall, Conference Room C and on December 5 at 9 a.m. at City Hall, Conference Room A.    

Agendas and Minutes

Committee Members

Mayor Steven Scharf
City Council
408.777.3191
sscharf@cupertino.org

Vice Mayor Liang Chao
City Council 
408.777.3192
liangchao@cupertino.org

2019 Legislative Agenda

The City Council approved the City of Cupertino's 2019 Legislative Platform at its meeting on June 18th. 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 2019 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 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: 
9/12/19
In committee: Ordered to third reading
(Two-year bill) 

AB 1210 Crimes: Package Theft Low Support 8/27/19 4/23/19 In committee: hearing postponed
(Two-year bill)
AB 1487 San Francisco Bay Area housing development Chiu Support if amended 9/3/19 10/8/19
Approved by the Governor
SB 4 Housing Beall/McGuire Watch 4/24/19 Hearing cancelled at the request of the author.
SB 5 Affordable Housing and Community Development Investment Program Beall/McGuire Support 6/25/19 10/13/2019 Vetoed by the Governor. In senate pending consideration of veto.
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 6/4/19 Amended, re-referred to Committee on Appropriations
(Two-year bill)
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)
 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
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 Opposition, Request for Veto

Assembly Bill 516 (Chiu) - Notice of Opposition

Assembly Bill 881 (Bloom) - Notice of Opposition, Request 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 S. 2012 (Feinstein) - Notice of Support

Senate Bill 5 (Beall) - Notice of Support, Request for Signature

Senate Bill 6 (Beall) - Notice of Support, Request for Signature

Senate Bill 12 (Beall) - Notice of Support

Senate Bill 13 (Wieckowski) - Notice of Opposition, Request 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 Opposition, Notice of Opposition 2, Request 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

2018 Legislative Agenda

2017 Legislative Agenda

Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
 8/12/19 Referred to Appropriations suspense file