A legislative proposal that aimed to regulate the use of artificial intelligence-based decision tools in rental housing has been halted for the remainder of 2023, following opposition from the California Apartment Association.

Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan

The legislation, also known as the Automated Decision Systems Accountability Act, was introduced by Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, D-Orinda. AB 331 sought to require landlords and property management companies to conduct annual impact assessments of any AI-based decision tools they use and to submit detailed reports to the California Civil Rights Department.

On Thursday, May 18, the bill was held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, rendering it dead for the year 2023.

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