A bill that would have forced landlords to inform prospective tenants about the energy efficiency of units being offered for rent has failed to emerge from the Assembly Appropriations Committee, rendering the proposal dead for the year.

Under SB 1026 by Sen. Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, rental owners would have been required to provide a specific energy-efficiency disclosure form to tenants before entering into a rental agreement. The legislation would have directed the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to create the document.

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