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SB20-108

Landlord Prohibitions Tenant Citizenship Status

Concerning a prohibition on a landlord engaging in certain activities related to a tenant's citizenship status.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subjects:
Housing
Immigration
Bill Summary

The bill creates the "Immigrant Tenant Protection Act" (Act), which prohibits a landlord from:

  • Demanding, requesting, or collecting information regarding or relating to the immigration or citizenship status of a tenant;
  • Disclosing or threatening to disclose information regarding or relating to the immigration or citizenship status of a tenant to any person, entity, or immigration or law enforcement agency;
  • Harassing, intimidating, or retaliating against a tenant for exercising the tenant's rights or opposing prohibited conduct;
  • Interfering with a tenant's rights, including influencing or attempting to influence a tenant to surrender possession of a dwelling unit or to not seek to occupy a dwelling unit based solely or in part on the immigration or citizenship status of the tenant;
  • Refusing to enter into a lease agreement or approve a subtenancy, or to otherwise preclude a tenant from occupying a dwelling unit, based solely or in part on the immigration or citizenship status of the tenant; and
  • Bringing an action to recover possession of a dwelling unit based solely or in part on the immigration or citizenship status of a tenant.

The Act is enforceable through a private right of action.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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