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Veterans And Military Status In Fair Housing

Concerning protected classes in fair housing practices, and, in connection therewith, including a veteran or military status as a protected class.
2022 Regular Session
Bill Summary

The act forbids anyone selling or renting a dwelling from discriminating against an individual based on their veteran or military status. The act forbids anyone from refusing to negotiate for housing with an individual on the basis of their veteran or military status or otherwise denying or withholding housing on the basis of an individual's veteran or military status. For purposes of the act, an individual who was dishonorably discharged from military service does not have veteran or military status.

The act allows inquiries regarding an individual's veteran or military status to the extent necessary to determine if the individual is eligible for a benefit offered to veterans or members of the military. The act also permits the advertisement of veteran or military housing or any other veteran or military housing benefit. The act permits adherence to federal regulations governing veterans affairs benefits.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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