Victory - SB 1190 to be Amended
You did it! Your voice was heard by Senators. SB 1190 (Durazo) passed off the Senate floor but with the promise of amendments in the Assembly that will remove the ridiculous fines for violations of AB 1482, the Tenant Protection Act of 2019. Thank you to all those who wrote to their Senator!
SB 1190 began as a bill to expand the rights of tenants who are victims of crime. While SCRHA would like to see some of that language clarified for practicality, the main concern with the bill was the addition of language that would grant local prosecutors investigative and enforcement powers for AB 1482. It would have also included the awarding of restitution and fines up to $20,000 for violations of the act.
The amendments are not yet in print, but we are pleased with this development and will continue to work on the bill as it makes its way through the Assembly.
Victory - SB 1190 to be Amended
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Update on Rental Housing Bills
Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee moved several rental housing bills to the "suspense file," including SB 1190 (Durazo). The suspense file is a holding placing for bills with significant fiscal impacts. Bills are generally held on the suspense file before each fiscal deadline so that each House can evaluate the total impacts to the state. Bills that are moved out of suspense then go to the floor while bills held in suspense die. The process for getting a bill off of the suspense file is full of political horse trading between legislators, leadership, and the Appropriations Committee chair. Bills that move off of the suspense file are almost always moved off of suspense with amendments. The Senate Appropriations Committee will be taking-up suspense file bills Friday, June 18, 2020.
Needless to say, a lot has happened in the last few months. SCRHA spent the first month or so of the COVID-19 emergency lobbying on eviction moratoriums, seeking property tax relief, and advocating for direct rental assistance, amongst other actions to help the industry during unprecedented times. A wealth of resources, including eviction moratorium rules, are available on the SCRHA COVID-19 Resource page. Visit www.socalrha.org.