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Author pulls bill to place stricter limits on access to housing-court records

Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles) has pulled her AB 1795 from consideration for the rest of this year following concerns raised by CNPA and other groups. AB 1795 would have closed access to court records in eviction cases arising out of the Ellis Act, a law that allows landlords to require tenants to move out when the landlord exits the rental market.

Existing law limits access to court records of evictions, but has provisions that allow records to become public 60 days after a judgment for the plaintiff-landlord is entered. AB 1795 would have removed that 60-day sunset and forced requesters to file a motion with the court and show good cause to gain access.

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