28 February 2005
In the upcoming magazines and Sacramento Scene publication, we will do an in-depth
report outlining the big picture. However, for now I will define the upcoming "battle
AB51 (Kuehl)-- Will require a 60 day notice to terminate tenancies FOREVER MORE.
SB43 (Battin), AB438 (Parra), AB (Spitzer) and others-- Each of these bills deal with
some aspect of the Megan's Bill. Now that the sex offender database is on the website
(www.meganslaw.ca.gov) all have access and owner liability may be at risk.
AB399 (Montanez)-- Provides for a model ordinance for cities to use regarding required
AB781 (Leno)-- Defines the right of an owner to occupy his/her own building in rent
AB791 (Leiber)-- Restrict the ownerÕs right to acquire personal information on tenants.
SB422 (Simitian)-- Increases the limit for small claims court.
SB420 (Kehoe)-- Requires owners to follow a new standard on tenants' ability to post
signs in buildings and on windows.
AB1078 (Keene)-- Is a 35-page bill outlining owner liabilities and responsibilities for
meth labs found in apartments.
SB735 (Torlakson)-- Requires change in ownership notices to tenants.
AB1529 (Jones)-- Provides a new definition of tenant harassment in unlawful detainer procedures.
AB1400 (TBA)-- Broadens the definition of discriminatory practices. Additionally there
are proposed bills regarding lead, mandatory owner training, childcare, reinspection of
appliances and service of process.