This webinar covers the legislative and regulatory environment and highlights from the 2020 Legislative Year.  We also take a look at what’s ahead for the for the rental housing industry in the wake of the November election.

The webinar will include a discussion of:

•    The Statewide Propositions and the New Legislature
•    AB 3088 –Protections for Tenants Affected by COVID – Now and Going Forward
•    Expansion of Tenant Rights When They and Their Family are Victims of Crimes
•    Tenant Rental Payment Reporting & Credit Scores
•    Rental Units and Homeowner Associations
•    Regulations Dealing with Companion Animals & Criminal Background Checks
•    The Biggest Challenges & Trends Facing the Industry in our Local Communities
•    An Overview of the Loss of Revenue to the State and How that Affects You


Debra Carlton, Executive Vice President State Public Affairs, California Apartment Association

Debra L. Carlton is responsible for planning and implementing strategy for all legislative and regulatory issues of interest to members of CAA. She serves as the association’s chief legislative representative and is a registered lobbyist. Prior to her present position, she worked for the Sacramento law firm of Weintraub, Genshlea and Sproul, providing legal and legislative research for the real property section of the firm. Carlton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s degree in public administration from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.

Heidi Palutke, Senior Vice President, Compliance and Education, California Apartment Association

Heidi Palutke holds principal responsibility for CAA’s compliance and education programs, including the development of statewide and local compliance forms and materials. She conducts research and analysis of state and local legislation to support CAA’s public affairs team. She also represents CAA before various regulatory agencies and departments and manages CAA’s various litigation projects. Prior to joining CAA, she was an associate with the Law Offices of Andrew L. Packard in San Francisco and served as a legal policy analyst for Lead Safe California. Palutke holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from Michigan State University, and a Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco. She is a member of the California State Bar and has been admitted to the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Tony Bui, Vice President of State Public Affairs

Tony is responsible for planning and implementing strategy for legislative, regulatory and political issues for CAA. He serves as one of the Association’s legislative representatives and is a registered lobbyist. Bui also directs CAA’s political activities through its political action and independent expenditure committees and oversees all candidate support and recruitment programs.  Prior to assuming his present role, Bui served as deputy chief of staff to various state legislators and then moved on to be director of public affairs for DeBoo Communications. He has also successfully managed numerous political campaigns.  Bui studied political science at San Diego State University.

Qualifies for 1 Unit of CCRM Continuing Education Credit

On-Demand Webinar Cost: CAA Member free/ $129 Non-Member 

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