Restricts use of Criminal Records
By: Caryn Bennett
UPDATE: The author, Mr. Jones-Sawyer, decided to shelve the measure this year and make it a “two-year bill.” ApplyConnect opposed AB396. For now, the bill will not see further legislative action until next year.
On Wednesday, May 27th the Appropriations Committee was scheduled to hear AB396 that would completely change the way criminal records are accessed and used during the rental screening process. The hearing was cancelled by the author for unknown reasons; however this doesn’t mean it is over and the rental housing industry must remain on its toes.
Despite several attempts from Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer to amend the flawed AB396, there are still numerous issues which landlords, property management companies, apartment associations and politicians should be aware. Continue reading