Costa-Hawkins

Attempts in Assembly, as initiative

California state law bans local governments from imposing rent control on any new apartment construction. The law — the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act — defines new construction as dwellings with certificates of occupancy issued after Feb. 1, 1995. 

Costa-Hawkins also prohibits regulating rents on single-family dwellings and individually owned condominiums and townhouses