California Governor Newsom Statement on Passage of Strongest Package of Renter Protections in the Country

SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) – California Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement today following the Legislature’s passage of the Tenant Protection Act of 2019, AB 1482, by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco):

“In this year’s State of the State address, I asked the Legislature to send me a strong renter protection package.  Today, they sent me the strongest package in America.  These anti-gouging and eviction protections will help families afford to keep a roof over their heads, and they will provide California with important new tools to combat our state’s broader housing and affordability crisis.  I would like to thank Assembly Speaker Rendon, Senate President pro Tempore Atkins, Assemblymember Chiu and the bill’s co-authors for passing this legislation, as well as the broad coalition of stakeholders whose persistence allowed this bill to move forward.”