AB 418 would allow survivors of domestic abuse to terminate a residential lease early without economic ramifications
SACRAMENTO, CA – The Assembly Judiciary Committee today voted unanimously to approve Assemblymember David Chiu’s AB 418, a bill that would make permanent an existing state law that allows a survivor of domestic violence to terminate a residential lease early without economic ramifications in order to move to safer housing. This bill would also decrease the survivor’s remaining rent obligation from 30 days to 14 days.
“For survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, human trafficking or stalking, the ability to flee a dangerous situation could mean life or death,” said Assemblymember Chiu. “AB 418 is a common sense policy that has been effective in helping survivors escape life-threatening conditions and avoid falling into homelessness.”