PRINTER'S NO. 1756
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1593
Session of
2021
INTRODUCED BY BULLOCK, N. NELSON, KRAJEWSKI, SANCHEZ, MADDEN,
T. DAVIS, PARKER, HILL-EVANS, McNEILL, INNAMORATO AND
KENYATTA, JUNE 10, 2021
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER AFFAIRS, JUNE 10, 2021
AN ACT
Amending the act of April 6, 1951 (P.L.69, No.20), entitled "An
act relating to the rights, obligations and liabilities of
landlord and tenant and of parties dealing with them and
amending, revising, changing and consolidating the law
relating thereto," in creation of leases, statute of frauds
and mortgaging of leaseholds, providing for criminal
background.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The act of April 6, 1951 (P.L.69, No.20), known
as The Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951, is amended by adding a
section to read:
Section 207. Criminal Background.--(a) A landlord,
regarding applicants or potential tenants and their household
members, may not inquire about or require disclosure of:
(1) An arrest not leading to conviction.
(2) Participation in or completion of a diversion or
deferral of judgment program.
(3) A conviction that has been judicially dismissed,
expunged, voided or invalidated.
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(4) A conviction or any other determination or adjudication
in the juvenile justice system.
(5) A conviction that is more than seven years old, the date
of conviction being the date of sentencing.
(6) Information pertaining to an offense other than a felony
or misdemeanor.
(b) Upon conviction in a summary proceeding, a person who
violates this section shall be subject to a fine not greater
than two hundred fifty dollars ($250).
Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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