Status Summary

First reading, referred to Civil Rights & Judiciary on 1.29.2020. (updated 3.13.2020)

Legislative Session

2020

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Rep. Thai

Except as provided for in previous legislation, individuals experiencing  homelessness shall not be charged with a criminal sanction while sleeping on public property if no alternatives are available. This does not apply when individuals have access to adequate shelter and have chosen not to use it. Cities may still bar loitering, sleeping in certain areas, obstructing the right-of-way, and erecting certain structures.