We need all our members to contact their two House Members to urge them to OPPOSE HB 2537,portability of tenant screening reports, and OPPOSE HB 1651, concerning access to juvenile records. Currently these bills are in the House Rules Committee and we need these bills not to be pulled out of the House Rules Committee and voted on the House Floor.
Please call the 1.800-562-6000 number or you can find contact information of the House members in the attached document. I urge you to contact your two house members right away. If you don’t know what district you are located in, you can look it up at the following site: Find Your Legislator
Contact, via phone and email, YOUR House members and ask them to “OPPOSE HB 2537& HB 1651.”
HB 2537 – Portability of Tenant Screening Reports:
This bill would mandate landlords to accept a “comprehensive” tenant screening report or else a landlord would not be allowed to charge for their own screening. Rental Housing Industry is in the business of providing safe and affordable housing for Washington families. Rental Owners have a duty to protect their tenants and keep them safe from harm. Landlords have a right to trustworthy data to accurately screen potential tenants. (Representatives Robinson, Appleton, Jinkins, Stanford, Riccelli, Pollet, Santos)
HB STATUS: House Rules Committee (House Judiciary Committee)
HB 1651 – Sealing Juvenile Records:
This bill would seal juvenile records from access unless the juvenile has been adjudicated for a number of random crimes. The court may release juvenile records for inspection upon good cause show. (Representatives Kagi, Walsh, Freeman, Roberts, Farrell, Zeiger, Goodman, Pollet, Sawyer, Appleton, Bergquist, S. Hunt, Moscoso, Jinkins, Ryu, Morrell)
HB STATUS: House Rules Committee (Appropriations, General Gov’t Committee)
Again, I urge you to contact your two House members to have them vote against HB 2537 & HB 1651.