Assemblyman proposes bill to clarify anti-price gouging rules for rental housing


A state lawmaker whose district was ravaged by wildfires last year has proposed legislation that targets rent gouging following declarations of disaster.

After fires devastated California’s Wine Country and areas of Southern California late last year, there was confusion over how and when California’s existing ban on price gouging applied.

AB 1919 by Assemblyman Jim Wood, D-Healdsburg, seeks to eliminate future confusion by clarifying elements of the existing law.

Assemblyman Jim Wood

AB 1919 would clarify that, upon proclamation of a state of emergency …

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