The Governor signed AB 1046 (click here for history) on October 11. The bill increases the homestead exemption by $25,000. The full bill can be found here. The homestead exemption is increased to $75,000 for an individual debtor, $100,000 for debtor who is member of a family unit, and $175,000 for debtors 65 and over and disabled debtors. The bill takes effect on January 1, 2010.