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Starting Monday it will be illegal for Landlords to charge more than one month’s rent for a security deposit

Haney’s AB 12 goes into effect on July 1st and puts a one month's rent cap on security deposits statewide for most types of rental housing

SACRAMENTO, CA - On Monday Assemblymember Matt Haney’s (D - San Francisco) AB 12 banning landlords from charging exorbitant security deposits will go into effect in California. This landmark tenant protection bill stops the practice of California landlords charging two times and (in some cases three times) the monthly rent as a security deposit.

State Assembly Downtown Select Committee Convenes to Combat Challenges Facing Downtown’s Service Workers

Assemblymember Haney brings together labor representatives, small business and commercial property owners to address challenges to an equitable downtown revival.

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Chair of the Select Committee on Downtown Recovery, Matt Haney (D- San Francisco), hosted a committee hearing in downtown Los Angeles focused on the prevalence of vacant office buildings downtown and its impact on the essential workforce of downtowns.

New Bill Allows Tenants to Have On Time Rent Payments Reflected on their Credit Scores

AB 2747 requires landlords to give tenants the option to opt into reporting their on time rent payments to a credit bureau agency.

SACRAMENTO, CA – The chair of the California Legislative Renters Caucus, Matt Haney (D-San Francisco), has introduced legislation that brings rent reporting up to standard practice by requiring landlords to give tenants the option to opt into reporting their positive rent payments to a credit bureau agency.

California Bill Increasing Access to Opioid Addiction Treatments Gets Closer to Becoming a Law

To better fight fentanyl, Assemblymember Haney’s AB 2115 will modernize California’s methadone laws making the life saving treatment more widely available

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Matt Haney’s (D-San Francisco) AB 2115 has passed out of California’s Health Committee, in a groundbreaking bipartisan effort aimed at expanding access to opioid addiction treatment. The bill passed out of Assembly Business and Professions, Assembly Health, and Assembly Appropriations with overwhelming bipartisan support.

Bill to Stop Patients with Violent Criminal Histories from Being Released Without Supervision Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Haney’s AB 2475 stops people who have committed violent crimes and have been diagnosed with a severe mental disorder from being released into the community without proper supervision and treatment

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Matt Haney’s (D-San Francisco) AB 2475, Preventing Unsupervised Psychiatric Releases bill, allows state hospitals to hold patients for up to 30 additional days before they are released to allow law enforcement and public health officials to work together to find housing, medication access, and mental health treatment.

First-in-Nation Law to Require Overdose Reversing Nasal Spray in All First Aid Kits Advances to Senate with Bipartisan Support

Assemblymember Haney’s AB 1976 will require opioid overdose reversing Naloxone Nasal Spray in first aid kits across the State

SACRAMENTO, CA – In a significant step towards combating the Fentanyl epidemic, Assemblymember Matt Haney’s (D-San Francisco) AB 1976 that requires first aid kits in all workplaces in California to contain naloxone nasal spray — a lifesaving medication that can completely reverse a deadly opioid overdose by being sprayed in the nostrils.

California Legislature to Ban Cancer Causing Chemicals in Firefighter Gear

Assemblymember Haney’s AB 2408 will ban PFAS cancer causing “forever” chemicals from being used in firefighter gear

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Matt Haney (D-San Francisco) has introduced legislation aimed at banning the use of cancerous chemicals in firefighter gear, a move that would address the growing concern over the health and safety issues faced by firefighters.

Bill Legalizing Amsterdam-Style Cannabis Cafes Passes Assembly with Bipartisan Support

Assemblymember Haney’s AB 1775 will allow licensed cannabis retailers to diversify their businesses to boost legal cannabis industry

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assemblymember Matt Haney’s (D-San Francisco) legislation that allows local California governments to license Amsterdam-style cannabis cafes has reached a critical milestone in the legislative process, having passed out of the Assembly with a 49-4 vote, and is heading to the Senate with bipartisan support.

Haney Pushes for Gun Ban for Offenders Found Mentally Incompetent to Stand Trial

Assemblymember Haney’s AB 2629 will close a loophole in existing law that allows people found mentally incompetent to stand trial to purchase and buy guns

SACRAMENTO, CA – In an effort to address public safety, Assemblymember Matt Haney (D-San Francisco) has introduced legislation that bans all individuals whose mental illness leads them to being found mentally incompetent to stand trial from possessing or purchasing firearms. The bill has passed out of the Assembly Public Safety committee with strong bipartisan support.