Senate Bill 49 bans discrimination based on a person’s housing status. This bill establishes a “Homeless Individual’s Bill of Rights” that provides protections for individuals experiencing homelessness, including protections from discrimination while in public and while seeking access to housing, employment, and temporary shelter. This bill would empower the Division of Human Relations and the State Human Relations Commission to enforce this act, similar to their roles with Delaware’s Equal Accommodations Law and Delaware’s Fair Housing Act.
Notice how there are now Republican co-sponsors. They just love their right to discriminate, don’t they?
SPONSORS: Townsend, Bolden, Lynn, Potter, Henry, Marshall, McDowell, Poore, Walsh, Baumbach, J.Johnson, Keeley, Kowalko, Mitchell
HISTORY: Placed in the Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee on 3/28/17
STATUS: Waiting for a hearing in committee.