What You Need to Know About HB17-1035
- The bill, HB17-1035, adds victims of sexual assault and stalking to the group of people eligible to break their leases for safety concerns, and also adds additional types of acceptable documentation to prove that those seeking to break leases are victims of assault and/or stalking.
- HB17-1035 is designed to let victims move out of their residence to flee their attackers without facing the financial barrier that can come with breaking a lease.
- “Survivors who have been attacked or harassed in their own homes should not be forced to live in fear because they can’t afford to pay off the remainder of a lease,” said Rep. Jackson, D-Aurora.
Read the full bill here!