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Oppose SB 91
URGENT ACTION ALERT
Dated March 22, 2013 

Please email the legislators at the bottom of this page and ask them to oppose SB 91 
This bill forbids landlords from considering the criminal history of tenant applicants.

Please Oppose SB 91
The supposed "Landlord Tenant Coalition Bill" - is opposed by 1,700+ landlords represented by the 
Rental Housing Association of Greater Portland, a statewide coalition of landlords.
This bill forbids landlords from considering the criminal history of tenant applicants.

Why should other tenants be subject to known criminal neighbors?
Why should the applicant who has had to leave a tenancy because of loss of job, family emergency or other
legitimate reason for failure to pay rent be put at a disadvantage when applying for a unit that this law says
must go to a criminal that applied first? The bills says I cannot consider a crime that is not a "person or
property crime"..where does the reoccurring drunk driver or identify theft convict fit in here?
 Do I have to be sued in order to set a precedent on crimes that do not fit into one category or another?

I am a small business person who is tired of defending myself in court over who I decide to do business with
and who I decide to subject law abiding tenants to.

Applicants earned their backgrounds - I should be able to decide whether their background works for me

and my other tenants.
Please vote no on SB 91.
Please email the following legislators and ask them to oppose SB 91 

 
Chip Shields, District 22- North & Northeast Portland sen.chipshields@state.or.us
Floyd Prozanski, District 4- South Lane & North Douglas Counties sen.floydprozanski@state.or.us
Larry George, District 13- Sherwood sen.larrygeorge@state.or.us
Herman Baertschiger, District 2- Roseburg Sen.HermanBaertschiger@state.or.us
Laurie Monnes Anderson, District 25- Gresham sen.lauriemonnesanderson@state.or.us
Channa Newell, channa.newell@state.or.us