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Capitol Update
By Chris Wysocki

ATTENTION PARKOWNERS: AB 832 INFORMATIONAL NOTICE  AVAILABLE ON WMA WEBSITE

AB 832 took effect on June 28, 2021 and extends the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act (CTRA), California’s statewide eviction moratorium, through September 30, 2021, and continues protections for renters related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

AB 832 requires parkowners to serve an informational notice on all residents who, as of July 1, 2021, have unpaid rent payments due on or after March 1, 2020. This notice must be served by July 31, 2021.

The form, informational memos, and additional, pertinent information regarding the implementation of AB 832 can be found on WMA’s website at https://www.wma.org/

AB 889 (GIPSON) REPORTING REQUIREMENT BILL SET FOR JULY 13 POLICY HEARING

WMA has been engaged in discussions with Assemblymember Mike Gipson’s staff concerning our opposition to AB 889. As amended, AB 889 requires corporate landlords to report owners to the Secretary of State.

Parkowners are already required to provide this information, if requested by a resident, under Civil Code Section 798.28. Therefore, WMA is requesting an amendment that excludes parkowners from the bill’s disclosure requirements.

WMA has also joined a coalition led by the California Apartment Association (CAA) opposed to the bill.

AB 889 (Gipson) will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 13.   

GOVERNOR NEWSOM RECALL ELECTION DATE ANNOUNCED

The recall election for Governor Newsom will be held on September 14. There will be two questions on the ballot: 

The first will be whether or not the Governor shall be recalled. 

If a majority of the people voting on September 14 vote “YES” on this question, the second question on who shall replace the Governor will become relevant.  Governor Newsom is not able to be a candidate on the second question.  If 50%+1 votes to recall the Governor, the replacement candidate with the most votes will become the new Governor – he or she will not need more than 50% of the vote.

Yesterday, Republican Assemblymember Kevin Kiley of Rocklin announced plans to enter the recall race, joining other candidates, including former Gubernatorial candidate John Cox, former Mayor of San Diego Kevin Faulconer, former Congressman Doug Ose, former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner, and scores of other potential candidates. Those seeking to replace Governor Newsom have until July 16 to officially file for the ballot.  If history is any indication, it is likely there will be numerous candidates on the ballot.

Chris Wysocki is WMA’s State Legislative Advocate. He can be reached at chris@wma.org.

 

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