SCRHA Scores Wins on Statewide Legislation
SCRHA is pleased to report that your voice coupled with SCRHA’s lobbying in Sacramento has been successful again! Several bills have been held in committee and are unlikely to be moving forward. SB 1105 (Hueso) seeks to create a regional unelected housing agency with the power to impose numerous new taxes to fund the creation of affordable housing. SB 1026 (Wieckowski) would grant a prospective tenant the right to obtain a residential energy efficiency disclosure statement and would require the owner/agent of a rental unit to make specified residential energy efficiency disclosures to a prospective tenant before entering into a rental agreement. Both bills were held in Assembly Appropriations. AB 2383 (Jones-Sawyer) was held in the Senate Appropriations committee. It would limit the ability of a rental housing providers to use criminal background checks during the rental process and propose convoluted, hard to follow rules that would hamper your ability to keep your communities safe.
SCRHA has been lobbying hard to stop these and other bills. Thank you to all those who responded to the recent SCRHA Action Alerts. We are still working to stop some bills, including SB 1477 (Wieckowski) which would alter the existing wage garnishment formula, exempting some of the highest income earners, and making it almost impossible for housing providers to garnish wages for past rent. There is still time to take action on SB 1477, click here