SB 64

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Dec 07, 2020
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Mobilehome parks: emergency relief: coronavirus (COVID-19).

Abstract

Existing law, the Mobilehome Residency Law, governs the terms and conditions of residency in mobilehome parks. Under existing law, the management of a mobilehome park may not terminate or refuse to renew a tenancy, except pursuant to certain procedures, and upon giving written notice to the homeowner of not less than 60 days. This bill 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, as specified, 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 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. The bill would also prohibit the management, during this timeframe, from issuing a notice relating to termination of tenancy or refusal to renew tenancy. The bill would, with certain exceptions, prohibit a court from issuing a summons on a complaint for unlawful detainer within this timeframe for failure of the homeowner or resident to comply with a reasonable rule or regulation of the park that is part of the rental agreement unless the court finds the action necessary to protect public health or safety. Existing law prohibits management from terminating a tenancy except for one of specified reasons, including, but not limited to, failure of the homeowner or resident to comply with a reasonable rule or regulation of the park, as specified. Under existing law, an act or omission of the homeowner or resident does not constitute a failure to comply with a reasonable rule or regulation of the park until the management has given the homeowner written notice of the alleged rule or regulation violation and the homeowner or resident has failed to adhere to the rule or regulation within 7 days, except as specified. This bill would require that a homeowner or resident who is impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as specified, have 7 days from the date they receive a notice of a failure to comply with a reasonable rule or regulation of the park described above to notify the management in writing of their need to have additional time to comply with the notice. The bill, with exceptions, would require management that receives the described notice to grant the homeowner or resident the additional time requested to comply with the rule or regulation, but in no event more than one year. The bill would require a notice of a failure to comply with a reasonable rule or regulation of the park that is part of the rental agreement, as specified, issued 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, to contain specified language describing these provisions, printed in at least 12-point boldface type at the top of the notice. Existing law authorizes the management to file a petition for an order to enjoin a continuing or recurring violation of a reasonable rule or regulation of the mobilehome park within the limited jurisdiction of the superior court of the county in which the mobilehome community is located. This bill would prohibit the management, with exceptions, from seeking to enforce such an order or imposing rent increases or other charges in addition to what is included in the resident's base rent. The bill would authorize a homeowner or resident who is prevented by management from exercising the rights provided here to bring a civil action and would authorize a court to order injunctive relief and other relief the court deems proper, as specified. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

Bill Sponsors (1)

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Actions


Mar 22, 2021

Senate

March 22 hearing: Placed on APPR suspense file.

Mar 16, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing March 22.

Mar 11, 2021

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Mar 10, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 2.) (March 9).

Mar 01, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing March 9.

Jan 28, 2021

Senate

Referred to Coms. on JUD. and APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on JUD. and APPR.

Dec 08, 2020

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after January 7.

Dec 07, 2020

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

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12/07/20 - Introduced PDF
03/11/21 - Amended Senate PDF

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