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SB 20-224 - Prohibits Landlords from Asking Immigration Status Questions on Rental Applications - Colorado Key Vote

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Title: Prohibits Landlords from Asking Immigration Status Questions on Rental Applications

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Title: Prohibits Landlords from Asking Immigration Status Questions on Rental Applications

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with house amendments and pass a bill that prohibits landlords from asking immigration or citizenship status questions on rental applications.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits landlords from conducting activities related to a tenant’s immigration or citizenship status on and after January 1, 2021, including but not limited to (Sec. 1):

    • Requesting information relating to the immigration or citizenship status of a tenant;

    • Disclosing or threatening to disclose information relating to the immigration or citizenship status of a tenant to any person, entity, or immigration or law enforcement agency;

    • Harassing or retaliating against a tenant exercising their rights provided by this bill or opposing conduct prohibited by this bill; or

    • Refusing to enter into a rental agreement based on the immigration or citizenship status of the tenant.

  • Defines “rental agreement” as any agreement, written or implied by law, between a landlord and a tenant embodying the terms and conditions concerning the use and occupancy of residential premises (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the tenant to bring a civil action against a landlord engaging in prohibited conduct and seek remedies including but not limited to (Sec. 1):

    • Compensatory damages for losses suffered;

    • A civil penalty up to $2,000 for each violation; or

    • Reasonable attorney fees.

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Prohibits Landlords from Asking Immigration Status Questions on Rental Applications

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to amend and pass a bill that prohibits landlords from asking immigration or citizenship status questions on rental applications.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits landlords from conducting activities related to a tenant’s immigration or citizenship status on and after January 1, 2021, including but not limited to (Sec. 1):

    • Requesting information relating to the immigration or citizenship status of a tenant;

    • Disclosing or threatening to disclose information relating to the immigration or citizenship status of a tenant to any person, entity, or immigration or law enforcement agency;

    • Harassing or retaliating against a tenant exercising their rights provided by this bill or opposing conduct prohibited by this bill; or

    • Refusing to enter into a rental agreement based on the immigration or citizenship status of the tenant.

  • Defines “rental agreement” as any agreement, written or implied by law, between a landlord and a tenant embodying the terms and conditions concerning the use and occupancy of residential premises (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the tenant to bring a civil action against a landlord engaging in prohibited conduct and seek remedies including but not limited to (Sec. 1):

    • Compensatory damages for losses suffered;

    • A civil penalty up to $2,000 for each violation; or

    • Reasonable attorney fees.

Title: Prohibits Landlords from Asking Immigration Status Questions on Rental Applications

Title: Prohibits Landlords from Asking Immigration Status Questions on Rental Applications

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