Is change coming?

By Rafael Aquino

Published May 15, 2019  

 

For years Iíve seen residents abuse the request for Emotional Support animals.  Donít get me wrong I know certain individuals do need an assistant animal, however many just outright abuse the request. I was rooting for bill SB 1128, which would have provided more clarity to the Emotional Support Animal (ESA) issue and more importantly it would have allowed for the criminalization of fraudulent ESA request. To my surprise, the bill was shot down.

 

As Eric mentioned on Monday, the legislator did give a break to those high-rise buildings that haven't complied with the installation of sprinklers and or the engineering life safety system.  Should the Governor sign the bill, the local authority having jurisdiction may not require completion of retrofitting with a fire sprinkler system or an engineered life safety system before January 1, 2024.

 

Was anyone else rooting for SB 1128? Could our legislators have done more? 


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