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September 4, 2012 > Bill to curb blight signed into law

Bill to curb blight signed into law

Submitted By the Office of the state Attorney General

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced on August 27, 2012, that Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed Assembly Bill 2314 into law. Authored by Assemblymember Wilmer Carter, D-Rialto, the legislation provides local government and receivers with additional tools to fight neighborhood blight caused by vacant homes.

Empty, foreclosed homes invite squatters, bug infestation and crime in communities, which hurts the market value of neighboring properties. AB 2314 will give new homeowners additional time to remedy code violations and would help compel the owners of foreclosed property to pay for upkeep.

Other components of the Homeowners Bill of Rights are pending in the state legislature. For more information on the California Homeowner Bill of Rights, go to www.oag.ca.gov.

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