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, but no action taken, in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary on 2.20.19. Executive action in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary on 2.22.19; 1st substitute bill passed. Referred to Appropriations on 2.22.19. As of mid-March, the bill is dead. However, it could “come back" during the 2019 session as an amendment on another bill or other mechanisms, or next year (since bills technically stay alive for the full 2019-20 biennium). (updated 4.5.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

Died

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.