House Bill 6431 represents a significant step forward, with its rejection of blanket bans and focus on individualized assessments.

House Bill 6431, though, proposes a ten-year window of disqualification for people with convictions for offenses that “would adversely affect the health, safety or welfare of other tenants.” Virtually any offense could conceivably fall into that category. This lookback period is not evidence-based and it will not promote safe communities. This bill could be vastly improved by shortening the ten-year lookback period to a much shorter period. House Bill 6431 would be much strengthened by removing such areas of concern.

Session

2021

Bill number

HB6431

Position

Support