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CSSA in conjunction with SSA and lobbying firm follow and number of pieces of legislation that make their way through the California 

Self Storage Association Bill List 

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  • Monday, January 29, 2024 10:00 AM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)

    AB 1757 (Committee on Judiciary)   Accessibility: internet websites. 

    Current Text: Amended: 8/15/2023

    Last Amend: 8/15/2023

    Status: 9/1/2023-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(11). (Last location was APPR. on 7/11/2023) (May be acted upon Jan 2024) 

    Location: 9/1/2023-S. 2 YEAR 

    Summary: Current law imposes liability upon a person who denies, aids or incites a denial, or makes any discrimination or distinction contrary to rights afforded by law, for actual damages suffered, exemplary damages, a civil penalty, and attorney’s fees, as specified, to any person who was denied the specified rights. Current law also imposes liability upon a person, firm, or corporation that denies or interferes with admittance to or enjoyment of public facilities or otherwise interferes with the rights of an individual with a disability, as specified, for damages and attorney’s fees to a person who was denied those rights. This bill would specify that statutory damages based upon the inaccessibility of an internet website under these provisions shall only be recovered against an entity, as defined, if the internet website fails to provide equally effective communication or facilitate full and equal enjoyment of the entity’s goods and services to all members of the public. The bill would require, in order for a plaintiff to be entitled to statutory damages for internet website inaccessibility, the plaintiff to prove either that they personally encountered a barrier that caused them to experience a difference in their access to, or use of, the website as compared to other users, as specified, or that they were deterred from accessing all or part of the internet website or the content of the website because of the website’s failure to provide equally effective communication or to facilitate full and equal enjoyment of the entity’s goods and services offered to the public. 

  • Monday, January 29, 2024 8:57 AM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)

    AB 1916 (Maienschein D) Self-service storage facilities: abandoned personal property.

    Current Text: Amended: 3/6/2024 

    Last Amend: 3/6/2024

    Status: 5/1/2024-Referred to Com. on JUD.

    Location: 5/1/2024-S. JUD.

    Summary: The California Self-Service Storage Facility Act specifies remedies and procedures for selfservice storage facility owners when occupants are delinquent in paying rent or other charges, including through enforcement of a lien by the sale of the stored property. Current law requires that, where personal property remains on the premises after a tenancy has terminated and the premises have been vacated by the tenant, the landlord give written notice to the tenant or any other person the landlord reasonably believes is the owner of the property, as specified. Current law requires the property to be sold at public sale by competitive bidding if the property is not released to the former tenant. Existing law makes these provisions generally applicable to self-storage units. This bill would enact similar provisions specifically applicable to personal property that remains at a self-service storage facility after the rental agreement has ended. The bill would require the owner of the facility to give written notice to the former occupant, and would set forth a notice form that would be in compliance with this notice requirement. The bill would require the owner to release the personal property to the former occupant under specified circumstances and subject to certain charges, as specified.

  • Monday, January 29, 2024 8:55 AM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)

    AB 2011 (Bauer-Kahan D) Unlawful employment practices: small employer family leave mediation program.

    Current Text: Introduced: 1/31/2024 

    Status: 5/1/2024-Referred to Coms. on JUD. and L., P.E. & R.

    Location: 5/1/2024-S. JUD.

    Summary: The California Fair Employment and Housing Act establishes the Civil Rights Department within the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency and sets forth its powers and duties relating to enforcement of civil rights laws with respect to housing and employment. Current law requires the department to create a small employer family leave mediation pilot program for the resolution of alleged violations of prescribed provisions on family care and medical and bereavement leave, applicable to employers with between 5 and 19 employees. Current law requires the department to generally initiate the mediation within 60 days following a request, prohibits an employee from pursuing a civil action until the mediation is complete or the mediation is deemed unsuccessful, and tolls the statute of limitations for the employee, including for all related claims not subject to mediation, from the date of receipt of a request to participate in the program until the mediation is complete or the mediation is deemed unsuccessful. Under existing law, the mediation is deemed complete when one of specified events occurs, including that the mediator determines that the core facts of the employee’s complaint are unrelated to the specified family care and medical and bereavement leave provisions. Current law repeals the pilot program on January 1, 2025. This bill would expand the program to include resolution of alleged violations of prescribed provisions on reproductive leave loss. The bill would revise the above-described provisions relating to the statute of limitations to toll the statute of limitations for all related claims arising out of the claims subject to mediation.

  • Monday, January 29, 2024 8:53 AM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)

    AB 2095 (Maienschein D) Publication: newspapers of general circulation.

    Current Text: Amended: 3/13/2024

    Last Amend: 3/13/2024

    Status: 4/10/2024-In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file.

    Location: 4/10/2024-A. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE

    Summary: Current law requires various types of notices to be provided in a “newspaper of general circulation,” as that term is defined, in accordance with certain prescribed publication periods and legal requirements. Current law requires a newspaper of general circulation to meet certain criteria, including publication, a bonafide subscription list of paying subscribers, and printing and publishing at regular intervals in the state, county, or city where publication is to be given. This bill would require a person or other specified entity that is legally required to publish a notice in a newspaper of general circulation or other newspaper to publish that notice in a manner that ensures it appears in the newspaper’s print publication, on the newspaper’s internet website or electronic newspaper available on the internet, and on a statewide internet website maintained as a repository for notices by a majority of California newspapers of general circulation, as specified. The bill would permit a newspaper that does not maintain its own internet website to satisfy these notice requirements by publishing the notice on a statewide internet website and referencing the statewide internet website in its print publication notice.

  • Monday, January 29, 2024 8:48 AM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)

    AB 2187 (Bryan D) Office of Tenants’ Rights and Protections.

    Current Text: Amended: 3/21/2024  

    Last Amend: 3/21/2024

    Status: 5/8/2024-In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file.

    Location: 5/8/2024-A. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE

    Summary: Current law regulates terms and conditions for the hiring of real property and provides certain protections for tenants, including by prescribing statewide limits on the application of local rent control with regard to certain properties and by prohibiting an owner of residential real property from terminating a tenancy without just cause, as provided. Current law makes it unlawful for the owner of any housing accommodation to discriminate against or harass any person based on certain personal characteristics. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact subsequent legislation to establish the Office of Tenants’ Rights and Protections.

  • Monday, January 29, 2024 8:45 AM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)

    AB 2585 (Bonta D) Employee Housing Act: permanent single-family housing.

    Current Text: Introduced: 2/14/2024 html pdf

    Status: 4/25/2024-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(b)(5). (Last location was PRINT on 2/14/2024)

    Location: 4/25/2024-A. DEAD

    Summary: The Employee Housing Act requires a person operating employee housing to obtain a permit to operate that employee housing from the enforcement agency, as defined, unless otherwise exempted by the act. The act authorizes a permit to operate employee housing consisting only of permanent single-family housing to, if approved by the enforcement agency, be issued for a longer period of time not to exceed 5 years. This bill would instead authorize that permit to be issued for a period of time not to exceed 6 years.

  • Monday, January 29, 2024 8:40 AM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)

    AB 2813 (Aguiar-Curry D) Government Investment Act.

    Current Text: Amended: 4/29/2024 

    Last Amend: 4/29/2024

    Status: 4/30/2024-Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

    Location: 4/25/2024-A. APPR.

    Summary: Current law, known as the Proposition 218 Omnibus Implementation Act, defines various terms and prescribes procedures and parameters for local jurisdictions to comply with specified provisions of the California Constitution. The Legislature adopted Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1 (ACA 1) at the 2023–24 Regular Session of the Legislature, which, if approved by the voters, would amend and add provisions of the California Constitution to (1) create an additional exception to the 1% limit on the ad valorem tax rate on real property by authorizing a local jurisdiction to levy an ad valorem tax to service bonded indebtedness incurred to fund the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of public infrastructure, affordable housing, or permanent supportive housing, if the proposition proposing that tax is approved by 55% of the voters in that local jurisdiction; and (2) authorize a local jurisdiction to impose, extend, or increase a sales and use tax to fund the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of public infrastructure, affordable housing, or permanent supportive housing, if the proposition proposing that tax is approved by 55% of the voters in that local jurisdiction. This bill, for purposes of ACA 1, would define “affordable housing” to include rental housing, ownership housing, interim housing, and affordable housing programs such as downpayment assistance, first-time homebuyer programs, and owner-occupied affordable housing rehabilitation programs. The bill would require a local government to ensure that any project that is funded with ACA 1 bonded indebtedness or ACA 1 special taxes to have an estimated useful life of at least 15 years or 5 years if the funds are for specified public safety buildings, facilities, and equipment.

  • Monday, January 29, 2024 5:00 AM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)

    AB 2878 (Gabriel D) Statute of limitations: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance fraud.

    Current Text: Amended: 3/18/2024 

    Last Amend: 3/18/2024

    Status: 5/8/2024-In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file.

    Location: 5/8/2024-A. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE

    Summary: Current law prescribes the time after the commission of a crime in which a criminal action is required to be commenced, referred to as a statute of limitations. Current law provides that prosecution for unauthorized use of personal identifying information shall be commenced within 3 years after the commission of the offense. Current law provides that prosecution for offenses, including grand theft and insurance fraud, shall be commenced within 4 years after discovery of the offense, or within 4 years after completion of the offense, whichever is later. For offenses involving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance fraud through the Employment Development Department, this bill would extend the statute of limitations for each of the above-described prosecutions to 12 years.

  • Monday, January 29, 2024 4:30 AM | Ross Hutchings (Administrator)

    SB 585 (Niello R) Disability access: construction-related accessibility claims: statutory damages: attorney’s fees and costs

    Current Text: Amended: 5/18/2023

    Last Amend: 5/18/2023

    Status: 7/14/2023-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(10). (Last location was JUD. on 6/8/2023) (May be acted upon Jan 2024)

    Location: 7/14/2023-A. 2 YEAR

    Summary: Would prohibit a construction-related accessibility claim for statutory damages from being initiated in a legal proceeding against a defendant who employs 50 or fewer individuals, as specified, until the defendant has been served with a letter specifying each alleged violation of a constructionrelated accessibility standard and given 120 days to correct the alleged violation. The bill would provide that a defendant is not liable for statutory damages, plaintiff’s attorney’s fees, or costs for an alleged violation that is corrected within 120 days of service of a letter alleging the violation. The bill would also prohibit a plaintiff from avoiding the notice and opportunity to correct provisions and the liability limitations by claiming they are seeking general discrimination damages based on a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 if the underlying claim is based on a defendant’s failure to comply with physical accessibility standards under California law. 

  • Monday, January 29, 2024 4:00 AM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)

    SB 1103 (Menjivar D) Tenancy of commercial real properties: agreements: securities and costs.

    Current Text: Amended: 4/22/2024 

    Last Amend: 4/22/2024

    Status: 4/30/2024-VOTE: Do pass as amended (PASS)

    Location: 2/21/2024-S. JUD.

    Summary: (1)Existing law requires a landlord of a residential dwelling to give notice to the tenant a certain number of days before the effective date of a rent increase depending on the amount of the increase, as specified.This bill would apply this requirement to leases of commercial real property by a qualified commercial tenant, as defined. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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