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Title Landlord Prohibitions Tenant Citizenship Status
Status House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Postpone Indefinitely (05/27/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Housing
  • Immigration
House Sponsors S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Gonzales (D)
House Committee Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee Local Government
Date Introduced 01/15/2020
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.

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