2015 Legislation - SB 655 - Moldy Buildings Deemed Substandard

Bill Author: 
Mitchell
Subject: 
Mold and Substandard Housing
Status: 
Signed by Governor
Sponsor: 
Mitchell

What AB 1335 Says

This bill specifies that visible or otherwise demonstrable mold growth, excepting mold caused by inadequate housekeeping practices or ventilation, is a “substandard condition” and could cause a building in which such a condition is found to be deemed substandard. ECHO is watching this bill. 

Full Summary of AB 1335

From the Legislative Counsel's Digest:

This bill would specify that visible or otherwise demonstrable mold growth, excepting mold caused by inadequate housekeeping practices or failure to use ventilation, is a type of inadequate sanitation and therefore a substandard condition. The bill would define mold as microscopic organisms or fungi that can grow in damp conditions in the interior of a building. By expanding the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

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