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
AB 500 (Davies R) Rent increases: noticing
Current Text: Amended: 2/27/2023
Last Amend: 2/27/2023
Status: 5/5/2023-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(3). (Last location was JUD. on 2/17/2023) (May be acted upon Jan 2024)
Location: 5/5/2023-A. 2 YEAR
Summary: Current law requires a landlord of a residential dwelling to give notice at least a specified number of days, either 30 or 90, before the effective date of the change based upon the percentage increase in the amount of rent charged to the tenant at any time during the 12 months before the effective date of the increase, either in and of itself or when combined with any other rent increases for the 12 months before the effective date of the increase. Current law authorizes a landlord of a residential dwelling to give notice either by personal service or mail, as specified. This bill would additionally authorize a landlord of a residential dwelling to give notice by electronic mail, as defined.
AB 539 (Nguyen, Stephanie D) Unruh Civil Rights Act: high-frequency litigants.
Current Text: Amended: 3/23/2023
Last Amend: 3/23/2023
Status: 5/5/2023-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(3). (Last location was JUD. on 3/23/2023) (May be acted upon Jan 2024)
Summary: Current law, except in complaints that allege physical injury or damage to property, requires a complaint asserting a construction-related accessibility claim, as defined, filed by or on behalf of a high-frequency litigant to state, among other things, the number of complaints alleging a construction-related accessibility claim that the high-frequency litigant has filed during the 12 months before filing the complaint and the reason the individual was in the geographic area of the defendant’s business. Current law defines “high-frequency litigant” to mean a person who utilizes court resources in actions arising from alleged construction-related access violations at such a high level that it is appropriate that additional safeguards apply so as to ensure that the claims are warranted, including, subject to certain exceptions, an attorney who has represented as attorney of record 10 or more highfrequency litigant plaintiffs in actions that were resolved within the 12-month period immediately preceding the filing of the current complaint alleging a construction-related accessibility violation. For the purpose of defining the term “high-frequency litigant,” this bill would revise and recast the terms “construction-related accessibility claim” and “construction-related accessibility violation” to “accessibility-related violation” and would instead include in the definition of “high-frequency litigant” an attorney who has represented as attorney of record 5 or more high-frequency litigant plaintiffs in actions that were resolved within the 12-month period immediately preceding the filing of the current complaint alleging an accessibility-related violation.
AB 542 (Carrillo, Juan D) Self-service storage facilities: lien sales
Current Text: Chaptered: 10/9/2023
Last Amend: 6/15/2023
Status: 10/8/2023-Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 531, Statutes of 2023.
Location: 10/9/2023-A. CHAPTERED
AB 721(Valencia D) School districts: budgets: public hearings: notice.
Current Text: Chaptered: 10/13/2023
Last Amend: 7/13/2023
Status: 10/13/2023-Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 811, Statutes of 2023.
Location: 10/13/2023-A. CHAPTERED
Summary:Current law requires the governing board of each school district to hold a public hearing on the proposed budget of the school district in a school district facility, or some other place conveniently accessible to the residents of the school district, as specified. Current law requires notification of the dates and location or locations at which the proposed budget may be inspected by the public, and the date, time, and location of the public hearing on the proposed budget, to be published by the county superintendent of schools in a newspaper of general circulation in the school district or, if there is no newspaper of general circulation in the school district, in any newspaper of general circulation in the county, at least 3 days before the availability of the proposed budget for public inspection. This bill, on January 1, 2027, would repeal the requirement to publish that information in a newspaper of general circulation and instead require the information to be posted prominently on the homepage of the internet website of the school district at least 3 days before the availability of the proposed budget for public inspection.
AB 950 (Maienschein D) Accessibility: internet websites
Current Text: Amended: 4/26/2023
Last Amend: 4/26/2023
Status: 5/19/2023-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(5). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 5/10/2023)(May be acted upon Jan 2024)
Location: 5/19/2023-A. 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. Current law establishes in state government the California Commission on Disability Access, which is required to provide information regarding preventing or minimizing problems of compliance by California businesses by providing educational services, including outreach efforts, and by preparing and hosting on its internet website a Guide to Compliance with State Laws and Regulations Regarding Disability Access Requirements. 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.
AB 1000 (Reyes D) Qualifying logistics use projects.
Current Text: Amended: 3/30/2023
Last Amend: 3/30/2023
Status: 4/28/2023-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(2). (Last location was L. GOV. on 4/17/2023) (May be acted upon Jan 2024)
Location: 4/28/2023-A. 2 YEAR
Summary: The Planning and Zoning Law sets forth various requirements relating to the review of development project permit applications and the issuance of development permits for specified classes of development projects. This bill would prohibit a local agency from approving the development or expansion of any qualifying logistics use, as defined, within 1,000 feet of sensitive receptors, as defined, except as provided. The bill would authorize a local agency to approve the development or expansion of a qualifying logistics use greater than 750 feet from a sensitive receptor and within 1,000 feet of a sensitive receptor only if the local agency takes certain actions, including, among other things, conducting a cumulative analysis of the air quality impacts of the warehouse development project, as specified. The bill would require a local agency, upon receipt of an application for a warehouse development project, to take certain actions, including posting information on its internet website that is easily accessible and easily understandable by the public, as specified. The bill would require the lead agency to conduct at least one scoping meeting at a location within one mile of the project site, except as provided.
AB 1045(Hart D) Hazardous materials: public notices.
Current Text: Amended: 3/22/2023
Last Amend: 3/22/2023
Status: 5/19/2023-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(5). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 4/19/2023)(May be acted upon Jan 2024)
Location: 5/19/2023-A. 2 YEAR
AB 1075 (Gallagher R) State of emergency: Governor’s powers and termination
Current Text: Introduced: 2/15/2023
Status: 4/28/2023-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(2). (Last location was EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT on 3/2/2023)(May be acted upon Jan 2024)
Location: 4/28/2023-A. 2 YEAR
AB 1312(Committee on Banking and Finance) Financial transactions.
Current Text: Chaptered: 7/21/2023
Status: 7/21/2023-Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 100, Statutes of 2023.
Location: 7/21/2023-A. CHAPTERED
Summary: The California Financing Law prohibits a person from engaging in the business of a finance lender or broker without obtaining a license from the Commissioner of Financial Protection and Innovation. The Banking Law, provides for the regulation of foreign (other state) banks that maintain a facility or branch office in California by the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation. The law requires these banks to pay fees to the Commissioner of Financial Protection and Innovation, as specified. The Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibits debt collectors from engaging in unfair or deceptive acts or practices in the collection of consumer debts. The act requires a debt collector to cease collection activities until completion of a specified review upon receipt from the debtor of specified documents, including the debtor’s written statement that the debtor claims to be the victim of identity theft with respect to the specific debt being collected by the debt collector. The act requires the debt collector to take specified actions within 10 business days of receiving these documents. The act requires that statement to consist of specified information, including a specified certification. The act requires a debt collector to provide specified information to a debtor who notifies the debt collector orally that they are a victim of identity theft, and to a debtor who notifies a debt collector in writing that they are a victim of identity theft that omits specified information. This bill would make technical changes to these provisions.
AB 1404 (Carrillo, Wendy D) Disability access: internet website-related accessibility claims
Last Amend: 9/8/2023
Status: 10/13/2023-Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 842, Statutes of 2023.
Summary: Existing state law, the Unruh Civil Rights Act, and federal law, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, prohibit discrimination on the basis of various specified personal characteristics, including disability.This bill would require an attorney, with each demand letter or complaint alleging an internet website-related accessibility claim, to provide the defendant with a copy of a written advisory notice pertaining to disability access laws, as specified. The bill would become operative only if AB 1757 of the 2023–24 Regular Session is enacted and takes effect on or before January 1, 2025. This bill contains other existing laws.
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