FAA Priority Legislation Update
Senate Bill 1128: Reducing Emotional Support Animal Fraud
- SB 1128 (Sen. Diaz) passed the Senate Agriculture Committee favorably by a unanimous vote on March 11.
- If enacted, this legislation would reduce emotional support animal fraud by allowing a housing provider to request written documentation that is signed by a licensed provider and verifies the individual's disability or disability related need. In addition, this legislation would establish a penalty for misrepresenting a pet as an emotional support animal.
- SB 1128 now advances to the Senate Innovation, Industry, and Technology Committee for further consideration.
- Click here to watch an interview with Fox 13 News regarding the importance of SB 1128.
Senate Bill 144: Clarifying the Impact Fee Process
- SB 144 (Sen. Gruters) passed the Senate Community Affairs Committee favorably by a unanimous vote on March 6.
- If enacted, SB 144 would establish consistency by allowing impact fees to be collected only when building permits are issued and would earmark impact fee revenue for acquiring or improving capital facilities to serve the population associated with the new development.
- SB 144 now advances to the Senate Finance and Tax Committee for further consideration.
Senate Bill 1730: Inclusionary Zoning Preemption
- FAA's inclusionary zoning preemption language was included in SB 1730 (Sen. Lee), which was introduced on March 1.
- If SB 1730 is signed into law, local governments would be prohibited from enacting mandatory inclusionary zoning policies that require a specific proportion of the new apartment homes constructed within the municipality’s jurisdiction to be deemed “affordable housing" and rented for less than market rent.
- SB 1730 was recently referred to the following committees in the Senate: Community Affairs, Infrastructure and Security, and Rules. FAA will continue to advocate for the Senate Community Affairs Committee to take action on this important legislation.