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1940.3.  (a) No city, county, or city and county shall, by statute,
ordinance, or regulation, or by administrative action implementing
any statute, ordinance, or regulation, compel a landlord or any agent
of the landlord to make any inquiry, compile, disclose, report, or
provide any information, prohibit offering or continuing to offer,
accommodations in the property for rent or lease, or otherwise take
any action regarding or based on the immigration or citizenship
status of a tenant, prospective tenant, occupant, or prospective
occupant of residential rental property.
   (b) No landlord or any agent of the landlord shall do any of the
following:
   (1) Make any inquiry regarding or based on the immigration or
citizenship status of a tenant, prospective tenant, occupant, or
prospective occupant of residential rental property.
   (2) Require that any tenant, prospective tenant, occupant, or
prospective occupant of the rental property make any statement,
representation, or certification concerning his or her immigration or
citizenship status.
   (c) Nothing in this section shall prohibit a landlord from either:
   (1) Complying with any legal obligation under federal law.
   (2) Requesting information or documentation necessary to determine
or verify the financial qualifications of a prospective tenant, or
to determine or verify the identity of a prospective tenant or
prospective occupant.

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