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SB 5568: Relating to the disclosure of certain information when screening tenants

Sponsored by Senator Hobbs, SB 5568 states that a tenant screening service provider may not disclose a tenant’s, applicant’s, or household member’s status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

Substitute bill:  As amended, a tenant screening company may not knowingly disclose a tenant’s victim status under RCW 59.18.575.  The cause of action for a tenant screening company’s violation of this Act is removed.  Tenants may voluntarily disclose their victim status. The effective date is January 1, 2014.