CAA stops bill that called for statewide rental registry

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CAA was successful in stopping a bill that would have established a statewide rental registry with an initial price tag north of $20 million and negative privacy implications for both landlords and tenants.  

AB 724 by Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks, D-Oakland, died when it failed to pass out of the Appropriations Committee by Thursday’s deadline.  

Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks

As amended, the proposal sought to create a rental housing registry for all California properties with more than 16 units.  

Each year, owners of units in these properties would have been forced to report a variety of data to the Department of Housing and Community Development, such as the size of each unit, the number of bathrooms, move-in date, and number of evictions. The information would be published on a public online rental registry portal.  

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