AB 1919

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2017-2018 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 30, 2018
  • Passed Senate Aug 31, 2018
  • Signed by Governor Sep 21, 2018

Price gouging: state of emergency.

Abstract

Under existing law, upon the proclamation of a state of emergency, as defined, declared by the President of the United States or the Governor, or upon the declaration of a local emergency, as defined, by the executive officer of any county, city, or city and county, and for a period of 30 days following that declaration, it is a misdemeanor with specified penalties for a person, contractor, business, or other entity to sell or offer to sell certain goods and services, including housing, for a price that exceeds by 10% the price charged by that person immediately prior to the proclamation of emergency, except as specified. Existing law, the California Emergency Services Act, establishes the Office of Emergency Services and vests the office with responsibility for the state's emergency and disaster response services for natural, technological, or manmade disasters and emergencies, as specified. This bill would additionally, upon the proclamation or declaration of an emergency as described above, make it a misdemeanor for a person, business, or other entity to increase the rental price, as defined, advertised, offered, or charged for housing to an existing or prospective tenant by more than 10%. The bill would extend the prohibition with regards to housing for any period that the proclamation or declaration is extended. The bill would additionally make it a misdemeanor for a person, business, or entity to evict a housing tenant after the proclamation of a state of emergency and then rent or offer to rent to another person at a rental price higher than the evicted tenant could be charged. By creating a new crime, this bill would create a state-mandated local program. The bill would require the Office of Emergency Services, upon the proclamation of an emergency by the Governor, to include information about these provisions and guidance to property owners, as specified, on an appropriate Internet Web site. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (5)

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Actions


Sep 21, 2018

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 631, Statutes of 2018.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 11, 2018

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.

Aug 31, 2018

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 37. Noes 1. Page 6076.).

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 68. Noes 4.).

Assembly

Assembly Rule 63 suspended.

Aug 20, 2018

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 17, 2018

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (August 16).

Aug 06, 2018

Senate

In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR. suspense file. APPR

Jun 26, 2018

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (June 26). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jun 20, 2018

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on G.O. (Ayes 6. Noes 1.) (June 19). Re-referred to Com. on G.O.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on G.O.

Jun 12, 2018

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Amendment-Introduction
Com. on PUB. S.

Jun 07, 2018

Senate

Referred to Coms. on PUB. S. and G.O.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on PUB. S. and G.O.

May 31, 2018

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

May 30, 2018

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 65. Noes 5. Page 5521.)

May 29, 2018

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 25, 2018

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (May 25).

Apr 25, 2018

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR. suspense file. APPR

Apr 19, 2018

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 18, 2018

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Apr 17, 2018

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 1.) (April 10).

Mar 20, 2018

Assembly

In committee: Set, second hearing. Testimony taken.

Mar 06, 2018

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Feb 05, 2018

Assembly

Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Jan 25, 2018

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee February 24.

Jan 24, 2018

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB1919 HTML
01/24/18 - Introduced PDF
04/18/18 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/25/18 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/12/18 - Amended Senate PDF
08/17/18 - Amended Senate PDF
09/05/18 - Enrolled PDF
09/21/18 - Chaptered PDF

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