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
Current Text: Amended: 6/19/2020 html pdf
Last Amend: 6/19/2020
Status: 6/29/2020-Referred to Com. on JUD.
Location: 6/29/2020-A. JUD.
Summary: The Tenant Protection Act of 2019 prohibits, with certain exceptions, an owner of residential real property from increasing the gross rental rate for a dwelling or unit more than 5% plus the percentage change in the cost of living, as defined, or 10%, whichever is lower, of the lowest gross rental rate charged for the immediately preceding 12 months, subject to specified conditions. This bill would authorize an owner of real property and a tenant to sign and execute a tenant-owner COVID-19 eviction relief agreement that, during a state of emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and unspecified additional days, would allow the tenant to defer the tenant’s unpaid rent, and would prohibit the owner from serving a notice terminating the tenancy or filing a complaint for unlawful detainer for that unpaid rent or during the state of emergency, unless an exception applies. The agreement would require the tenant to repay the unpaid rent to the state as installments in accordance with a specified repayment schedule during taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2024, and before January 1, 2034.
Current Text: Amended: 6/29/2020 html pdf
Last Amend: 6/29/2020
Status: 7/2/2020-Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 21. Noes 12.) Ordered to the Assembly. In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
Location: 7/2/2020-A. DESK
Summary: Would revise and recast specified provisions to make it an unlawful employment practice for any employer to refuse to grant a request by an employee to take up to 12 workweeks of unpaid protected leave during any 12-month period to bond with a new child of the employee or to care for themselves or a child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner, as specified. The bill would require an employer who employees’ both parents of a child to grant leave to each employee.
Status: 7/2/2020-Re-referred to Com. on INS.
Location: 7/2/2020-S. INS.
Summary: Would, with respect to a policy of commercial insurance that provides coverage for business interruption, create specified rebuttable presumptions affecting the burden of proof in a case in which the insured alleges that the business interruption was due to the COVID-19 pandemic and occurred during the period of the state of emergency declared by the Governor due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the bill would create certain rebuttable presumptions that COVID-19 was present on specified property and caused physical damage to that property which was the direct cause of the business interruption.
(Ramos D) Self-service storage facilities.
Current Text: Amended: 1/21/2020 html pdf
Last Amend: 1/21/2020
Status: 6/23/2020-Referred to Com. on JUD
Location: 6/23/2020-S. JUD.
Summary: The California Self-Service Storage Facility Act specifies remedies and procedures for self-service storage facility owners when occupants are delinquent in paying rent or other charges. Under current law, if rent or other charges due from an occupant remain unpaid for 14 consecutive days, an owner may terminate the right of the occupant to the use of the storage space at a self-service storage facility by sending a preliminary lien notice by certified mail to the occupant’s last known address, as defined to mean the address provided by the occupant, as specified. Current law, until January 1, 2021, authorizes the notice to be sent by electronic mail subject to specified conditions. This bill would remove the January 1, 2021, date, thus authorizing the sending of the notice by electronic mail indefinitely.
(Chu D) COVID-19 Local Government and School Recovery and Relief Act.
Current Text: Amended: 6/17/2020 html pdf
Last Amend: 6/17/2020
Status:7/1/2020-Re-referred to Com. on GOV. & F.
Location: 7/1/2020-S. GOV. & F.
Summary: Current law imposes various taxes, including taxes on the privilege of engaging in certain activities. The Fee Collection Procedures Law, the violation of which is a crime, provides procedures for the collection of certain fees and surcharges. Current law establishes the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration in the Government Operations Agency to administer various statutory taxes and fees, as provided. Current law provides that the Controller shall superintend the fiscal concerns of the state. This bill would, on and after January 1, 2021, but before January 1, 2026, impose a tax on a large business, defined as a for-profit, private entity that has more than 500 employees that perform any part of their duties within the state, at the rate of $275 per employee. The bill would require the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration to administer the tax and collect the tax pursuant to the Fee Collection Procedures Law.
Status: 7/2/2020-Re-referred to Com. on L., P.E. & R.
Location: 7/2/2020-S. L., P.E. & R.
Summary: Would require a public or private employer to provide specified notifications to its employees, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, and the State Department of Public Health, relating to the exposure of its employees to COVID-19 that the employer knew of or should have reasonably have known of, as specified. The bill would define “exposure to COVID-19.” The bill would make it a misdemeanor if an employer violates the notification requirements of these provisions. Because a violation of these provisions would be a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would require the Division of Occupational Safety and Health and the State Department of Public Health to make the information publicly available on their internet websites, as specified.
(Ting D) Temporary moratorium on foreclosures and unlawful detainer actions: coronavirus (COVID-19).
Current Text: Amended: 5/18/2020 html pdf
Last Amend: 5/18/2020
Status:7/1/2020-Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
Location: 7/1/2020-Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
Summary: Would prohibit a person from taking any action to foreclose on a residential real property while a state or locally declared state of emergency related to the COVID-19 virus is in effect and until 15 days after the state of emergency has ended, including, but not limited to, causing or conducting the sale of the real property or causing recordation of a notice of default.
Current Text: Amended: 6/25/2020 html pdf
Last Amend: 6/25/2020
Status: 6/25/2020-From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on JUD. (Amended 6/25/2020)
Location: 6/25/2020-S. JUD.
Summary: Would exempt a small business with 25 or fewer employees from liability for an injury or illness to a person due to coronavirus (COVID-19) based on a claim that the person contracted COVID-19 while at that small business, or due to the actions of that small business. The bill would require the small business, for this exemption to apply, to have implemented and abided by all applicable state and local health laws, regulations, and protocols. The bill would not permit this exemption to apply if the injury or illness resulted from a grossly negligent act or omission, willful or wanton misconduct, or unlawful discrimination by the business or an employee of the business.
Status: 7/1/2020-Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
Location: 7/1/2020-S. JUD.
Summary: The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, until January 1, 2021, exempts from its provisions certain information collected by a business about a natural person in the course of the natural person acting as a job applicant, employee, owner, director, officer, medical staff member, or contractor, as specified. The act also, until January 1, 2021, exempts from specified provisions personal information reflecting a written or verbal communication or a transaction between the business and the consumer, if the consumer is a natural person who is acting as an employee, owner, director, officer, or contractor of a company, partnership, sole proprietorship, nonprofit, or government agency and whose communications or transaction with the business occur solely within the context of the business conducting due diligence regarding, or providing or receiving a product or service to or from that company, partnership, sole proprietorship, nonprofit, or government agency. This bill would extend both exemptions until January 1, 2022.
Current Text: Amended: 7/2/2020 html pdf
Last Amend: 7/2/2020
Status: 7/2/2020-From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on JUD.
Summary: Would prohibit a landlord from applying a security deposit or monthly rental payment for the satisfaction of an obligation other than the prospective month’s rent if the obligation accrued between the date a state of emergency relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was declared and either April 1, 2021, or 90 days after termination of the state of emergency, whichever is earlier (hereafter “effective time period”), unless the payment or security is specifically designated by the tenant for the obligation. The bill would provide that a covered tenant, as defined, who failed to pay rent that accrued during that effective time period shall not be deemed to be in default and would prohibit any action for recovery of unpaid rent until 12 months after the effective time period.
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