Providence, RI-- Progressive lawmakers, this time at the urging of the RI
Housing authority, are once again seeking to
impose their social-equity agenda on private property owners. Under the
proposed legislation, landlords who do not accept Section-8 applicants would
automatically be presumed to be discriminatory and could be subject to legal
The bills, House bill H7528 and Senate bill S2301, which have been named the Progressive Land of Make Believe Bad Bill of the Week by the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity, are
a clear extension of the RhodeMapRI agenda.
"Ocean State landlords would be at risk
of severe ramifications, including lawsuits, just for making prudent business
decisions," said Mike Stenhouse, the Center's CEO. "This
backdoor RhodeMapRI scheme, seeks to advance a progressive-left social-equity
agenda that would trample the rights of property owners."
The Center's full post describes the many 'make
believe' assumptions underlying the legislation, which would make Rhode Island
an even more hostile place to operate a rental property. In the real world,
these new mandates would potentially drive out of state - or out of business -
many rental owners ... leading to even fewer available housing units.
Other Bad Bills: An interactive table of other progressive bad bill candidates,
as well as posts and video commentary on previously tabbed "progressive
bad bills of the week" can be found at RIFreedom.org/Bills