Assisted Living Life Plan/CCRC

Onerous RCFE Land Use Bill Delayed for the Year

UPDATED 4/25/19: Assemblymember Marc Levin (D-Marin County) introduced AB 1777, a bill which would require RCFEs to disclose compliance history with local government bodies, including city councils and boards of supervisors for the purposes of obtaining a land use permit.

LeadingAge California opposes this measure because it upends the long standing division of responsibilities between the state and local jurisdictions. The Department of Social Services provides a thorough vetting process to ensure all providers are suitable operators. Localities can determine where RCFEs are the most suitable through their local zoning power.

The measure would make it more difficult to operate an RCFE in California by setting up standards (that may compete against each other) across multiple jurisdictions. The bill was scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Local Government Committee on April 24, 2019. However, LeadingAge California has learned that the bill will not be heard again this year and is considered a “Two-Year” bill.