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SB 469 - Requirements for Expansion by Large Retailers - Key Vote

California Key Votes

Diane Harkey voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Requirements for Expansion by Large Retailers

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (46-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Requirements for Expansion by Large Retailers

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires proposed "superstores" to pay for a report studying the economic impact the store will have on the local area prior to gaining a permit to begin construction.

Highlights:
  • Defines a "superstore" as any business establishment that exceeds 90,000 square feet of floor area, sells a wide array of consumer goods, and devotes 10 percent of sales floor area to items that are exempt from sales taxes (Sec. 3).
  • Exempts from the definition of a "superstore" membership warehouses or retailers that sell more than half of their products in large quantities or bulk (Sec. 3).
  • Requires cities and counties to have an economic impact report prepared prior to approving or disapproving a permit for the construction of or conversion into a superstore retailer (Sec. 3).
  • Requires the permit applicant to pay the costs of preparing the economic impact report (Sec. 3).
  • Requires the economic impact report to include, but is not limited to, the following (Sec. 3):
    • An assessment of the extent to which the superstore will capture consumer business in the local market;
    • An assessment of how the superstore will affect the supply of and demand for retail space in the local market;
    • An assessment of how the superstore will affect employment levels in the local market;
    • A projection of expected revenue brought in to the local government by the operation of the superstore;
    • A projection of the expected effects the superstore would have on other retailers, groceries, and other stores in the local market;
    • An assessment of how the superstore will affect local traffic on roads to and from its location; and
    • An assessment of whether the superstore would result in the demolition of local green areas, parks, child care facilities, or community centers.
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Requirements for Expansion by Large Retailers

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires proposed "superstores" to pay for a report studying the economic impact the store will have on the local area prior to gaining a permit to begin construction.

Highlights:
  • Defines a "superstore" as any business establishment that exceeds 90,000 square feet of floor area, sells a wide array of consumer goods, and devotes 10 percent of sales floor area to items that are exempt from sales taxes (Sec. 3).
  • Exempts from the definition of a "superstore" membership warehouses or retailers that sell more than half of their products in large quantities or bulk (Sec. 3).
  • Requires cities and counties to have an economic impact report prepared prior to approving or disapproving a permit for the construction of or conversion into a superstore retailer (Sec. 3).
  • Requires the permit applicant to pay the costs of preparing the economic impact report (Sec. 3).
  • Requires the economic impact report to include, but is not limited to, the following (Sec. 3):
    • An assessment of the extent to which the superstore will capture consumer business in the local market;
    • An assessment of how the superstore will affect the supply of and demand for retail space in the local market;
    • An assessment of how the superstore will affect employment levels in the local market;
    • A projection of expected revenue brought in to the local government by the operation of the superstore;
    • A projection of the expected effects the superstore would have on other retailers, groceries, and other stores in the local market;
    • An assessment of how the superstore will affect local traffic on roads to and from its location; and
    • An assessment of whether the superstore would result in the demolition of local green areas, parks, child care facilities, or community centers.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requirements for Expansion by Large Retailers

Sponsors

  • Juan C. Vargas (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
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