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Rental protections in Nebraska win final OK from lawmakers

Nebraska Unicameral
Posted at 12:21 PM, Apr 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-29 13:32:58-04

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Domestic violence victims who are living with their abuser in a rental property could break their lease and leave without penalties under a bill that won final approval from Nebraska lawmakers.

The bill by Sen. John Cavanaugh, of Omaha, includes other tenant protections, such as requiring landlords to give at least 24 hours of notice before entering a tenant’s apartment. The bill was inspired by incidents in Nebraska where women left abusive partners but were forced by their landlord to keep paying rent while their partner remained in the apartment.

Senators passed the measure through the last of three required votes, 43-3.

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