$20K fines for AB 1482 violations stripped from bill

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Thanks to the work of the California Apartment Association, a bill that emerged from the state Senate on Thursday no longer includes fines of up to $20,000 for violations of AB 1482, the state’s rent cap and eviction-control law.

With the penalty provisions included, Sen. Maria Durazo, D-Los Angeles, was unable to garner the votes necessary to move the bill off the Senate floor. After she agreed to strip the steep fine provisions from the bill, SB 1190 won passage. It now heads to the Assembly.

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As the bill moves to the Assembly, its remaining key provision expands the ability of renters to terminate their tenancies without penalty when they or an immediate family member is a victim of a violent crime.

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