Senate Bill 49

149th General Assembly (Present)

Bill Progress

Senate Judicial & Community Affairs 3/28/17
Awaiting consideration in Committee

Bill Details

3/28/17
Reps. Bolden, Lynn, Potter
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO HOMELESS PERSONS.
An individual's housing status should not be a basis for discrimination. This bill establishes a "Homeless Individual's Bill of Rights" that provides rights to protections for individuals experiencing homelessness, including protections from discrimination while in public and while seeking access to housing, employment, and temporary shelter. This bill vests important investigatory and enforcement authority with the State's Division of Human Relations and the State Human Relations Commission, similar to their roles with Delaware's Equal Accommodations Law and Delaware's Fair Housing Act.
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