HB 2550 Blocks home buyers from communicating with sellers

05/12/2021
HB 2550 VOTE: NO
Signed into Law by Gov Brown
 
Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB2550
Committee assigned to bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Committees/SHDEV/Overview


This bill directs seller’s agent to redact or withhold communication from buyer to seller as necessary to help seller avoid selecting buyer based on buyer’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status or familial status or in violation of federal fair housing laws.

Personal Choice and Responsibility
Forbids buyers from pursuing the seller to buy the house they really want so the seller isn’t tempted to make a racial selection, as if the seller cares after they move away.

Limited Government
Unnecessary. The Federal Fair Housing Act (1968) prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on a person’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or physical or mental disability.

There are already non-discrimination laws in place

Comments

  1. This bill is completely unnecessary as the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 already forbids the practice of discrimination in housing.

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