AB 2743 - An Act to Add Section 1942.7 to the Civil Code, Relating to Rental Property.

Real property: rentals: animals. 2009-2010 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law regulates the terms and conditions of residential tenancies and governs the obligations of tenants and landlords under a lease or tenancy.

This bill would prohibit a landlord, that allows a tenant to have an animal on the premises, from advertising or establishing rental policies in a manner that requires a tenant or a potential tenant with an animal to have that animal… More
Existing law regulates the terms and conditions of residential tenancies and governs the obligations of tenants and landlords under a lease or tenancy.

This bill would prohibit a landlord, that allows a tenant to have an animal on the premises, from advertising or establishing rental policies in a manner that requires a tenant or a potential tenant with an animal to have that animal declawed or devocalized, for nontherapeutic purposes, as a condition of occupancy. This bill would impose a civil penalty, not to exceed $1,000, for each violation of these provisions, to be paid to the person or entity that brings the action. This bill would specifically authorize a person to seek declaratory or injunctive relief for a violation of this prohibition.

This bill would additionally authorize specified law enforcement prosecutorial entities to enforce these prohibitions. Hide
 
Status:
This bill was passed by both houses and vetoed by the Governor. It did not become law
Assembly Committee on Judiciary Vote: Do pass as amended.

PASSED on May 4, 2010.

voted YES: 9 voted NO: 0
1 voted present/not voting

An Act to Add Section 1942.7 to the Civil Code, Relating to Rental Property.

AB 2743 — 2009-2010 Legislature

Summary
Existing law regulates the terms and conditions of residential tenancies and governs the obligations of tenants and landlords under a lease or tenancy.

This bill would prohibit a landlord, that allows a tenant to have an animal on the premises, from advertising or establishing rental policies in a manner that requires a tenant or a potential tenant with an animal to have that animal declawed or devocalized, for nontherapeutic purposes, as a condition of occupancy. This bill would impose a civil penalty, not to exceed $1,000, for each violation of these provisions, to be paid to the person or entity that brings the action. This bill would specifically authorize a person to seek declaratory or injunctive relief for a violation of this prohibition.

This bill would additionally authorize specified law enforcement prosecutorial entities to enforce these prohibitions.
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Title
An Act to Add Section 1942.7 to the Civil Code, Relating to Rental Property.
Author(s)
Pedro Nava
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Real property: rentals: animals
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/19/2010
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Assembly Committee on Judiciary5/04/2010
    Passed Assembly5/13/2010
    Passed Senate Committee on Judiciary6/15/2010
    Passed Senate8/11/2010
    Failed passage in Senate8/11/2010
    Passed Senate8/24/2010
    Passed Assembly8/25/2010
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/03/2010
    Vetoed by Governor9/30/2010
    Vetoed by Governor9/30/2010
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    currently selectedAssembly Committee on JudiciaryDo pass as amended.5/04/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Judiciary
    9 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 2743 NAVA Assembly Third Reading5/13/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
    63 voted YES 7 voted NO 9 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on JudiciaryDo pass.6/15/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Judiciary
    3 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB2743 Nava Reconsider8/11/2010This bill PASSED the Senate
    33 voted YES 0 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB2743 Nava By Pavley8/11/2010This bill DID NOT PASS the Senate
    19 voted YES 14 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB2743 Nava By Pavley8/24/2010This bill PASSED the Senate
    22 voted YES 12 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 2743 NAVA Concurrence in Senate Amendments8/25/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
    58 voted YES 17 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/19/2010
    2/19/2010Introduced. To print.
    2/21/2010From printer. May be heard in committee March 23.
    2/22/2010Read first time.
    4/08/2010From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on JUD. Read second time and amended. Referred to Com. on JUD.
    4/12/2010Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
    4/27/2010In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
    4/28/2010From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on JUD. Read second time and amended.
    4/29/2010Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
    currently selectedVote5/04/2010Do pass as amended.
    5/10/2010From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (May 4).
    5/11/2010Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
    5/12/2010Read second time. To third reading.
    5/13/2010Read third time, passed, and to Senate. (Ayes 63. Noes 7. Page 5152.)
    5/13/2010In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage5/13/2010AB 2743 NAVA Assembly Third Reading
    5/27/2010Referred to Com. on JUD.
    6/07/2010From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on JUD.
    select this voteVote6/15/2010Do pass.
    6/16/2010From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 3. Noes 2.) (June 15).
    6/17/2010Read second time. To third reading.
    7/15/2010Read third time, amended. To second reading.
    8/02/2010Read second time. To third reading.
    8/11/2010Read third time, passage refused. (Ayes 19. Noes 14. Page 4466.) Motion to reconsider made by Senator Pavley. (Ayes 33. Noes 0. Page 4466.)
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage8/11/2010Assembly 3rd Reading AB2743 Nava Reconsider
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage8/11/2010Assembly 3rd Reading AB2743 Nava By Pavley
    8/20/2010Read third time, amended. To second reading.
    8/23/2010Read second time. To third reading.
    8/24/2010Read third time, passed, and to Assembly. (Ayes 22. Noes 12. Page 4836.)
    8/24/2010In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 26 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage8/24/2010Assembly 3rd Reading AB2743 Nava By Pavley
    8/25/2010Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Page 6644.) Senate amendments concurred in. To enrollment. (Ayes 58. Noes 17. Page 6666.)
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/25/2010AB 2743 NAVA Concurrence in Senate Amendments
    9/03/2010Enrolled and to the Governor at 3 p.m.
    Vetoed9/30/2010Vetoed by Governor.

    Total contributions given to Assemblymembers from interest groups that…

    supported this motion

    Building operators & managers$21,000
    Health & welfare policy$3,600
    Animal rights (split)
    $24,600

    opposed this motion

    Animal rights (split)
    $0

    3 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    An Act to Add Section 1942.7 to the Civil Code, Relating to Rental Property.: Do pass as amended.

    3 organizations supported this motion

    California Apartment Association
    ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY & (2010, May 4). Bill Analysis of AB 2743 - 5/4/2010. Retrieved September 7, 2010, from .
    The Paw Project
    ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY & (2010, May 4). Bill Analysis of AB 2743 - 5/4/2010. Retrieved September 7, 2010, from .
    Western Center on Law and Poverty
    ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY & (2010, May 4). Bill Analysis of AB 2743 - 5/4/2010. Retrieved September 7, 2010, from .

    1 organization opposed this motion

    The Animal Council
    ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY & (2010, May 4). Bill Analysis of AB 2743 - 5/4/2010. Retrieved September 7, 2010, from .

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Assemblymembers in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2010.
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    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0Yes
    Noreen EvansDCA-7$0$0Yes
    Mike FeuerDCA-42$1,100$0Yes
    Curt HagmanRCA-60$9,000$0Yes
    Dave JonesDCA-9$7,000$0Yes
    Steve KnightRCA-36$2,500$0Not Voting
    Bill MonningDCA-27$4,000$0Yes
    Pedro NavaDCA-35$0$0Yes
    Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$1,000$0Yes
    Van TranRCA-68$0$0Yes

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0Yes
    Noreen EvansDCA-7$0$0Yes
    Mike FeuerDCA-42$1,100$0Yes
    Curt HagmanRCA-60$9,000$0Yes
    Dave JonesDCA-9$7,000$0Yes
    Steve KnightRCA-36$2,500$0Not Voting
    Bill MonningDCA-27$4,000$0Yes
    Pedro NavaDCA-35$0$0Yes
    Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$1,000$0Yes
    Van TranRCA-68$0$0Yes

    Interest Groups that supported this motion

    $ Donated
    Building operators & managers$21,000
    Health & welfare policy$3,600
    Animal rights$0

    Interest Groups that opposed this motion

    $ Donated
    Animal rights$0
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