Ellis Act Reform Delayed in State Senate

by Randy Shaw on June 8, 2007

Senate Bill 464, the bill to reform the Ellis Act by limiting its scope to landlords who have owned the property for a certain number of years and sponsored by Assembly member Mark Leno and State Senator Sheila Kuehl, has failed to garner the 21 votes needed to pass. The bill appeared to come within a single vote of passage, only to have San Jose’s Elaine Alquist switch to a “no,” killing any chances for passage this year. The bill was not brought up for a formal vote, but instead becomes a “2-Year Bill” eligible to be voted on again in January. Beyond Chron will provide a full report on the efforts to win Senate passage next week.

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