Sponsored by Rep. Stanford, HB 1529 states that a tenant screening company may not disclose an applicant or tenant’s status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. This also applies for household members other than the tenant. The bill also says that tenant screening companies may only report the outcomes of unlawful detainer actions (when the tenant is being evicted) in cases in which a judgment has been made against the tenant. It may NOT report the outcome if the case was dismissed, or if the judgment was made, but was followed by a reinstatement.
HB 1529 was passed by the House and referred to the Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance committee. It was never scheduled for a hearing and therefore died.