Anna M. Caballero
- District 12
Existing law, the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020, establishes certain procedural requirements and limitations on evictions for nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19 rental debt, as defined. Existing law defines COVID-19 rental debt as unpaid rent or any other unpaid financial obligation of a tenant that came due during the covered time period, defined as the period between March 1, 2020, and January 31, 2021. The act also requires a notice that demands payment of rent that came due during the transition time period, defined as the period between September 30, 2020, and January 31, 2021, to comply with additional specified requirements. This bill would extend the covered time period and transition time period for purposes of the act to March 31, 2021. Under the act, a tenant may not be deemed in default with regard to COVID-19 rental debt for purposes of an unlawful detainer action if the tenant delivers a declaration of COVID-19-related financial distress, signed under penalty of perjury, to the landlord. Because the bill would extend the covered time period and thereby expand the time period a tenant may deliver a declaration of COVID-19-related financial distress, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program by expanding the crime of perjury. 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.
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