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Self Storage Bill Watch List

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 

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

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

    Current Text: Amended: 6/12/2024 

    Last Amend: 6/12/2024

    Status: 6/12/2024-From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on APPR.

    Location: 6/12/2024-S. APPR.

    Summary: The Unruh Civil Rights Act (Unruh Act) requires persons within the jurisdiction of the state to be free and equal and, regardless of the person’s sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, primary language, or immigration status to be entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges, or services in all business establishments, as prescribed, and makes a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) a violation of the act. Current law imposes liability upon a person who denies, aids, or incites a denial of, 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 provide that statutory damages on the basis of a specific accessibility barrier on an internet website under these provisions shall only be recovered against an entity, as defined, if the internet website is not accessible, as defined. The bill would require, for a plaintiff to be entitled to statutory damages on the basis of a specific accessibility barrier that constitutes a violation of the Unruh Act by violating the ADA, the plaintiff to prove either that the plaintiff personally encountered a specific barrier that caused the plaintiff to experience a difference in the plaintiff’s access to, or use of, the internet website as compared to other users because the internet website was not accessible or that the plaintiff was deterred from accessing or using all or part of the internet website or the content of the internet website because the internet website was not accessible.


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

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

    Current Text: Enrollment: 6/17/2024 

    Last Amend: 6/6/2024

    Status: 6/17/2024-Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 74. Noes 0.).

    Location: 6/17/2024-A. ENROLLMENT

    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. Current 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. Specifically, the bill would require the owner of the facility to give written notice to the occupant prior to the termination or non-renewal of the rental agreement, as specified. If personal property remains at the self-service storage facility after the rental agreement has ended, the bill would also require the owner to give written notice to the former occupant, and would set forth a notice form that would be in compliance with the requirement to notify the former occupant of abandoned property.


  • 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: Amended: 5/13/2024 html pdf

    Last Amend: 5/13/2024

    Status: 6/12/2024-From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (June 12). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

    Location: 6/12/2024-S. APPR.

    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 current 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 loss leave. In relation to the above-described provisions Regarding the statute of limitations, the bill would additionally toll the statute of limitations applicable to an employee’s claim relating to an alleged violation of specified provisions on reproductive loss leave, as provided.


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

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

    Current Text: Amended: 6/10/2024 

    Last Amend: 6/10/2024

    Status: 6/10/2024-From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on JUD.

    Location: 5/29/2024-S. JUD.

    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 bona fide 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 any public notice that is legally required to be published in a newspaper of general circulation to be published 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. The bill would provide that certain internet website operator errors or temporary outages or service interruptions resulting in an error in the legal notice published do not constitute a defect in publication, if the legal notice appears correctly in the newspaper’s print publication and satisfies all other legal notice requirements.


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

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

    Current Text: Amended: 6/21/2024 

    Last Amend: 6/21/2024

    Status: 6/18/2024-Re-referred to Com. on RLS. (Amended text released 6/21/2024)

    Location: 6/17/2024-A. RLS.

    Summary: (1) Existing 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. 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, that are affordable to households earning up to 150% of countywide median income. The bill would require a local government to ensure that any project that is funded with ACA 1 bonded indebtedness to have an estimated useful life of at least 15 years or 5 years if the funds are for specified public safety facilities, infrastructure, and equipment. The bill would define "public infrastructure" to exclude the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of a sports stadium or arena where the majority of the use of the facility is for private ticketed activities. The bill would prohibit ACA 1 bonded indebtedness from being used for the acquisition or lease of any real property that has, at the time of acquisition or lease, been improved with one to 4 dwelling units, except as specified. The bill would also prohibit any ACA 1 bonded indebtedness, when added to existing bonded indebtedness of a local government, from exceeding the applicable statutory limit on the maximum amount of bonded indebtedness that a local government is authorized to incur. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.


  • Monday, January 29, 2024 4:42 AM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)

    ACA 10 (Aguiar-Curry D) Local government financing: affordable housing and public infrastructure: voter approval.

    Current Text: Amended: 6/20/2024 

    Last Amend: 6/20/2024

    Status: 6/20/2024-Assembly Rule 69 suspended. (Ayes 45. Noes 15.) Read third time and amended.

    Ordered to third reading.

    Location: 6/13/2024-A. THIRD READING

    Summary: Assembly Constitutional Amendment No. 1 of the 2023–24 Regular Session (ACA 1) would, if adopted by the people, amend Section 4 of Article XIIIA, Section 2 of Article XIIIC, and Section 3 of Article XIIID of, and would add Section 2.5 of Article XIIIC to, the California Constitution, relative to local finance. Under these provisions, ACA 1 would condition the imposition, extension, or increase of a sales and use tax or transactions and use tax imposed in accordance with specified law or a parcel tax by a local government for the purposes of funding the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of public infrastructure, affordable housing, including downpayment assistance, or permanent supportive housing, or the acquisition or lease of real property for those purposes, on the proposition proposing that tax being approved by a majority vote of the membership of the governing board of the local government and by 55% of its voters voting on the proposition and the proposition includes specified accountability requirements. ACA 1 would also make conforming changes. This measure would remove the above-described provisions of ACA 1 relating to special taxes and make conforming changes in other provisions of ACA 1.


  • 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: 5/8/2024 html pdf

    Last Amend: 5/8/2024

    Status: 6/3/2024-Referred to Com. on JUD.

    Location: 6/3/2024-A. JUD.

    Summary: Current 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. The bill would specify, in all leases for commercial real property by a qualified commercial tenant, that a rent increase would not be effective until the notice period required by these provisions has expired. The bill would also specify that a violation of these provisions would not entitle a qualified commercial tenant to civil penalties


  • Monday, January 29, 2024 3:50 AM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)

    SB 1116 (Portantino D) Unemployment insurance: trade disputes: eligibility for benefits.

    Current Text: Introduced: 2/13/2024 html pdf

    Status: 6/3/2024-Referred to Com. on INS.

    Location: 6/3/2024-A. INS.

    Summary: Current law provides for the payment of unemployment compensation benefits and extended benefits to eligible individuals who meet specified requirements. Under current law, unemployment benefits are paid from the Unemployment Fund, which is continuously appropriated for these purposes. Current law makes an employee ineligible for benefits if the employee left work because of a trade dispute and specifies that the employee remains ineligible for the duration of the trade dispute. Existing case law holds that employees who left work due to a lockout by the employer, even if it was in anticipation of a trade dispute, are eligible for benefits. This bill would restore eligibility after the first 2 weeks for an employee who left work because of a trade dispute.


  • Monday, January 29, 2024 2:30 AM | Remy Mcuistion (Administrator)

    SB 1286 (Min D) Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: covered debt: commercial debts.

    Current Text: Amended: 4/25/2024 

    Last Amend: 4/25/2024

    Status: 6/3/2024-Referred to Coms. on B. & F. and JUD.

    Location: 6/3/2024-A. B. & F.

    Summary: 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 and requires debtors to act fairly in entering into and honoring those debts. Current law defines “debt collection” as any act or practice in connection with the collection of consumer debts. Current law defines “consumer debt” for these purposes to mean money, property, or their equivalent, due or owing, or alleged to be due or owing, from a natural person by reason of a consumer credit transaction. Existing law also defines “consumer debt” to include a mortgage debt. This bill would recast those provisions to expand the scope of those provisions to additionally prohibit debt collectors from engaging in unfair or deceptive acts or practices in the collection of covered commercial debts, as defined, and to make conforming changes.


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