Assemblymember Janet Nguyen’s Statement on the Passage of SB 9 on the Assembly Floor today


SACRAMENTO, CA – Senate Bill (SB) 9 was presented and voted on the Assembly floor today.  It passed with 44-16 votes. 

"Despite being fully vaccinated, I recently tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. I have been in quarantine and following the CDC guidelines and all protocols since testing positive and thus unable to be on the Assembly floor today.

"It is very disappointing to see that 44 Assemblymembers voted to pass SB 9 that will accelerate duplexes and lot splits in areas zoned for single-family housing. This will have a great impact in my District and Californians across the state which was why this bill received bipartisan opposition. Despite my vocal grievances with the process, remote voting is not permitted. Had given the opportunity, I would have voiced my strong opposition to this legislation and voted no."

Senate Bill 9 passed the Assembly Floor, Thursday August 26th, with a vote of 44-16. This bill:

  1. Requires a local agency to permit ministerially (without discretionary review) either or both of the following: 1) a housing development of up to two units (a duplex); 2) the subdivision of a parcel into two equal parcels (urban lot split) or both.
  2. Requires that a development or parcel to be subdivided must be located within an urbanized area.
  3. Provides that a local government shall not be required to permit more than two units on a parcel. 

"I’m asymptomatic, feeling fine and I look forward to getting back to Sacramento as soon as I can to continue to represent and fight for my District."

Senate Bill 9 is now headed back to the California Senate Floor.