Bill Author : Mitchell


Subject : Mold and Substandard Housing


Status : Signed by Governor


Sponsor : Mitchell


ECHO Postion : Watch



This bill specifies that visible or otherwise demonstrable mold growth could cause a building in which such a condition is found to be deemed substandard.

What AB 1335 Says

This bill specifies that visible or otherwise demonstrable mold growth, excepting mold caused by inadequate housekeeping practices or ventilation, is a “substandard condition” and could cause a building in which such a condition is found to be deemed substandard. ECHO is watching this bill.

Full Summary of AB 1335

From the Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

This bill would specify that visible or otherwise demonstrable mold growth, excepting mold caused by inadequate housekeeping practices or failure to use ventilation, is a type of inadequate sanitation and therefore a substandard condition. The bill would define mold as microscopic organisms or fungi that can grow in damp conditions in the interior of a building. By expanding the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.