12AD.3.5 California Legislature, 1963 Regular (General) Session Assembly Bill No. 1240
This document is the Bill submitted to the California Legislative Assembly in February of 1963 by Assemblyman William Byron Rumford. The bill – passed after revisions – describes the manner in which housing discrimination based on “race, color, religion, national origin, or ancestry” would be prohibited. This legislation came to be known as the “Rumford Fair Housing Act,” named after the man who introduced it.