Status Summary

Referred to the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee. Public hearing in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary on 2.12.19 at 10:00 a.m. Executive session scheduled in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary on 2.20.19 at 8:00 a.m. Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary on 2.22.19 at 10:00 a.m. (Subject to change). (updated 2.22.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Rep. Gregerson

HB1591 sets forth that the legislature recognizes that all persons have the right to survive in public and to prohibit discrimination based on housing status.  A number of terms are defined, such as:

·         discrimination based on housing status;

·         harassment,

·         homeless,

·         motor vehicle,

·         non- obstructive manner,

·         public space,

·         recreational vehicle, and

·         survive.

The bill states that people experiencing homelessness enjoy constitutional and civil rights and delineates such rights, as well as expressing that discrimination based on housing status is prohibited.