2011 Nevada Legislature – Judy’s Bill Tracking List

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By popular demand…   Many of you (property managers, real estate professionals, and other blog subscribers) have requested a list of the bills I’m tracking during the 2011 session of the Nevada Legislature. The complete list follows, with links to the individual bills. 

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SB 368 Proposes Changes to Nevada Fair Housing Law

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SB 368, introduced in the Nevada Senate on March 21, 2011, proposes to expand fair housing law in Nevada (NRS 118) by adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression” to the list of protected classes under the law. If the bill becomes law, Nevada will have 10 protected classes: Race, Color, Religion, National Origin, […]

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Do I have to rent to a Group Home?

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According to statistics gathered in 2010 by Silver State Fair Housing Council on discrimination complaints made to the organization during the year, allegations of discrimination against people with disabilities far outnumbered all other complaints, combined.

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Some of the best conversations take place on Facebook

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“…if a housing provider is going to require all his/her tenants to be U.S. citizens, then he/she had best be requiring proof of citizenship from ALL his tenants, not just the ones who “look” or “sound” like they may not be citizens.”

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Congress Considers Significant Amendment to Federal Fair Housing Act

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H.R. 6500, a bill introduced on December 8, 2010 and known as The Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) Act would be (if passed) the first significant change to federal fair housing law since 1988, when families with children and persons with disabilities were afforded protections.

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Roommate Ads Subject to Fair Housing Law, Too!

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This is not about Christianity. It’s not about religion, at all. It is not about the woman’s right to choose who she lives with. Her rights to freely exercise her religious beliefs and her choice of a roommate are not in question here. This is about discriminatory advertising statements…

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Do I have to rent to Section 8 tenants?

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“Section 8” is a commonly-used term for what HUD calls “the Housing Choice Voucher Program.” It is the federal government’s primary program for assisting low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities to afford clean, safe, and desirable housing in the private market.

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