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 meeting is scheduled for October 29th at 5:00 pm 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.
AB 68  Land Use: Accessory Dwelling units  Ting Oppose 6/25/19

9/9/19
Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

AB 516 Authority to remove vehicles  Chiu/Santiago Oppose 6/25/19 8/30/19 In committee: Held under submission.
AB 881 Accessory Dwelling Units Bloom Oppose 6/25/19

9/9/19
Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

AB 1080

SB 54

California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act

AB 1080: Gonzalez

SB 54: Allen

Support 8/27/19 AB 1080:9/9/19 amended, and re-referred to Committee on Environmental Quality 
SB 54: 9/9/19 Re-referred to Committee on Natural Resources 
AB 1210 Crimes: Package Theft Low Support 8/27/19 4/23/19 Hearing postponed by committee
AB 1487 San Francisco Bay Area housing development Chiu Support if amended 9/3/19 9/6/19 Voted 5-0 that the measure be returned to Senate Floor for consideration
SB 4 Housing Beall/McGuire Watch Hearing set for  4/24/19 was cancelled at the request of the author.
SB 5 Affordable Housing and Community Development Investment Program Beall/McGuire Support 6/25/19 9/5/19 Ordered to third reading.
SB 6 Residential Development: Available Land  Beall Support 8/27/19 9/6/19 Ordered to third reading.
SB 12 Mental Health Services: Youth

Beall/
Portantino

Support 6/25/19

8/30/19 Held in committee and under submission

 SB 13 Accessory Dwelling Units Wieckowski Oppose 6/25/19 9/6/19 Ordered to third reading.
SB 23 Unlawful Entry of a Vehicle Wiener Support 6/25/19 8/30/19 Held in committee and under submission
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
SB 330 Housing Crisis Act of 2019 Skinner

Oppose 4/16/19

Reaffirmed opposition 6/25/19

9/6/19 Voted 30-4 and ordered to engrossing and enrolling
SB 592  Housing Accountability Act Wiener Oppose 6/25/19 9/9/19 Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Local Govt.
 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

Assembly Bill 516 (Chiu) - Notice of Opposition

Assembly Bill 881 (Bloom) - Notice of Opposition

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

Senate Bill 6 (Beall) - Notice of Support

Senate Bill 12 (Beall) - Notice of Support

Senate Bill 13 (Wieckowski) - Notice of Opposition

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

Senate Bill 330 (Skinner - Notice of Opposition - Letter 2

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