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SB20-108:Landlord Prohibitions Tenant Citizenship Status

Immigrants’ Rights
Bill Number: SB20-108
Year: 2020
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: J. Gonzales

Description:

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.


Current Status:

Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor (02/04/20)
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (02/03/20)
Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee (01/31/20)
Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole(1/28/20)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government (01/15/2020)



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