Senators OK rental protections for domestic violence victims

Nebraska State Capitol Building
Posted at 3:04 PM, Mar 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-25 19:42:21-04

LINCOLN, 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 advanced by Nebraska lawmakers.

Senators advanced the measure through the first of three required votes, 42-3. 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.

It also would require the Nebraska Supreme Court to submit a report to lawmakers every six months spelling out the number of eviction proceedings initiated, the number of landlords and tenants represented by attorneys and the number of evictions granted.

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