The California Apartment Association has halted a bill that would have mandated landlords to report notices of rent increases and evictions to a state agency for a new, publicly searchable database.

Sen. Aisha Wahab

Introduced by Sen. Aisha Wahab, D-Hayward, SB 395 aimed to enforce new administrative responsibilities on landlords. Under the legislation, they would have been required to file any notice of termination of tenancy or rent increase with the Secretary of State’s Office within 10 days of notifying the tenant. Non-compliance also could have provided tenants with a potential defense in an eviction lawsuit.

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