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GSMOL Sponsored Bills
SB 64 – Senator Connie Leyva
Status: The bill will not move forward this year. It will become a 2-year bill.
Senate Bill 64 (Connie Leyva) would prohibit the management from terminating or attempting to terminate the tenancy of a homeowner or resident who is impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, on the grounds of failure of the homeowner or resident to comply with a reasonable rule or regulation of the park that is part of the rental agreement or failure to pay rent, utility charges, or reasonable incidental service charges during a declared state of emergency or local emergency related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and during a 120-day time period after the state of emergency or local emergency is terminated, unless necessary to protect the public health or safety.
Learn more about SB 64 HERE.
AB 861 – Assemblymember Steve Bennett
Status: Passed Senate Judiciary Committee June 15 – 8 Aye, 1 No and 2 not voting.
Assembly Bill 861 (Steve Bennett) would require management to comply with a rule or regulation prohibiting the renting or subleasing of the homeowner’s mobilehome or mobilehome space and would prohibit management from renting a mobilehome owned by the park except to a person employed by the park.
Learn more about AB 861 HERE.
Fact Sheet on AB 861 can be found HERE.
AB 1061 – Assemblymember Alex Lee
Status: Passed Assembly Floor with 41 votes, May 13. Next: Senate Judiciary Committee, June 22.
Assembly Bill 1061 (Alex Lee) would prohibit management from billing, collecting, or seeking to collect a separate charge for the provision of submetered water service beyond the amount charged for the water actually used by the homeowner if the charge is not authorized by the serving water provider or the charge exceeds the collective total of any separate charges that are in fact paid by management to the serving water provider.
Learn more about AB 1061 HERE.
GSMOL is Monitoring
AB 978 – Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva
This bill is now in the Senate but not yet assigned to a policy committee.
Status: Passed by the Assembly Housing Committee, May 3.
Assembly Bill 978 (Sharon Quirk-Silva) proposes to extend the same percentages and numbers for mobilehome space rent as applied to apartment renters, which increases rents for mobilehomes. With the amendments, the bill now applies only to situations in which a mobilehome park is split between two municipalities.
Learn more about AB 978 HERE.