Bill Summary

Creates the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act. Defines terms. Provides that, with exceptions, a landlord shall not: (1) threaten to disclose or actually disclose information regarding or relating to the immigration or citizenship status of a tenant to any person, entity, or any immigration or law enforcement agency with the intent of harassing or intimidating the tenant, retaliating against the tenant for exercising his or her rights, or influencing the tenant to surrender possession; or (2) bring an action to recover possession of a dwelling unit based solely or in part on the immigration or citizenship status of a tenant. Provides that the Act does not enlarge or diminish a landlord’s right to terminate a tenancy pursuant to existing State or local law; nor does the Act enlarge or diminish any ability of local government to regulate or enforce a prohibition against a landlord’s harassment of a tenant. Provides that waiver of a right under the Act by a tenant is void as a matter of public policy. Provides remedies. Provides that in a civil action involving a tenant’s or occupant’s housing rights, no inquiry shall be permitted into the tenant’s or occupant’s immigration or citizenship status, with exceptions. Amends the Eviction Article of the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that, subject to specified conditions, it is an affirmative defense to an eviction that a landlord engaged in conduct on the basis of immigration status of the tenant. Amends the Mobile Home Landlord and Tenant Rights Act. Provides that an eviction order may not be entered against a tenant as a reprisal for or on the basis of the tenant’s immigration or citizenship status. Effective immediately.

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Became Law


Date Action Vote Document
2019-03-07Third Reading in SenateYea: 34 No: 16 Other: 0Document
2019-05-26Third Reading in HouseYea: 67 No: 35 Other: 4Document


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Bill History

Date Action
2019-08-21Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0439
2019-08-21Effective Date August 21, 2019
2019-08-21Governor Approved
2019-06-24Sent to the Governor
2019-05-26Passed Both Houses
2019-05-26Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 067-035-000
2019-05-24Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2019
2019-05-14Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2019-05-14Second Reading - Short Debate
2019-05-13Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
2019-05-08Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2019-05-08Do Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Civil Committee; 008-005-000
2019-05-02Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
2019-05-01Reported Back To Judiciary - Civil Committee;
2019-05-01Recommends Do Pass Subcommittee/ Judiciary - Civil Committee; 005-002-000
2019-04-25To Commercial Law Subcommittee
2019-04-19Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa
2019-04-15Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
2019-04-09Assigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
2019-03-28Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
2019-03-28Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
2019-03-28Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
2019-03-27Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
2019-03-25Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
2019-03-25Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
2019-03-20Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
2019-03-20Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
2019-03-15Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
2019-03-15Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
2019-03-15Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
2019-03-15Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
2019-03-14Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
2019-03-13Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
2019-03-08Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
2019-03-07Referred to Rules Committee
2019-03-07First Reading
2019-03-07Chief House Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
2019-03-07Arrived in House
2019-03-07Third Reading - Passed; 034-016-000
2019-03-07Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
2019-03-06Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 7, 2019
2019-03-06Second Reading
2019-03-05Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
2019-03-05Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
2019-03-05Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading
2019-03-05Do Pass Judiciary; 007-003-000
2019-03-05Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
2019-02-13Assigned to Judiciary
2019-02-07Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
2019-02-07Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
2019-02-07Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
2019-02-07Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
2019-02-07Referred to Assignments
2019-02-07First Reading
2019-02-07Filed with Secretary by Sen. Cristina Castro