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.
- House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Postpone Indefinitely (05/27/2020)
- 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)