Senate Bill 11 will enhance criminal penalties and create new felonies for renters convicted of property damage.
SB 11 will expand the criminal legal system and put further burden on our clogged court system. Landlords already have legal processes to recoup damages from renters and it is already a felony for people to purposefully damage more than $1,000 worth of rental property. Senate Bill 11 will allow landlords to exploit and intimidate vulnerable tenants and increase rates of incarceration and homelessness. This bill is entirely unnecessary and is particularly cruel to pass during a pandemic when losing one's housing would be especially dangerous.
Elected Officials who Opposed Senate Bill 11