Four bills sponsored by Sen. Steve Hobbs were signed into law headlined by Senate Bill 5568, which will help victims of domestic violence have fair and equal access to housing. SB 5568, the Fair Tenant Screening Act Part 2, expands the original act to include protections for victims of domestic violence. Currently, tenant screening reports are allowed to contain information about domestic violence protection orders and eviction lawsuits. The bill will remove that information from those reports.
“My hope is that this bill will help the transition away from domestic violence just a little less difficult,” Hobbs said. “Victims of domestic violence have been through more than many of us can imagine already. There’s no reason to relive that horror while looking for a home.”