BILL NUMBER: AB 530 INTRODUCED
INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Krekorian
FEBRUARY 25, 2009
An act to amend Section 3485 of, and to add Section 3486 to, the
Civil Code, to amend Section 1161 of the Code of Civil Procedure, and
to repeal Section 11571.1 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST
AB 530, as introduced, Krekorian. Unlawful detainer: controlled
substances and firearms.
Existing law establishes the criteria for determining when a
tenant is guilty of unlawful detainer, including conduct involving
illegally selling a controlled substance, or the commission of an
offense involving unlawful possession or use of illegal weapons or
ammunition or the use of the premises to further that purpose. Any of
those acts may be deemed to constitute committing a nuisance on the
Existing law authorizes, in specified counties, only until January
1, 2010, a city prosecutor or city attorney to file an action for
unlawful detainer in the name of the people against any person who is
in violation of the nuisance or the illegal purpose provisions of
the unlawful detainer provision described above, with respect to
controlled substances or unlawful weapons or ammunition. These
provisions also impose specified reporting requirements regarding the
implementation of these programs upon the city attorney and city
prosecutor of each participating jurisdiction.
This bill would make the latter provisions operative statewide,
and would make the provisions operative indefinitely, but would not
continue the reporting requirements. The bill would also make related
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.