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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

 3:20 PM 

Senate passes landlord-tenant bill

The Senate has passed legislation making changes to laws governing landlords and tenants 18-15 along party lines.

Dems hammered the legislation on a number of fronts, with Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, arguing it is “tilting the playing field toward the landlord.”

He said the bill would ease the eviction process and make evictions of tenants more numerous, and argued the bill “makes changes in a way that victims of crimes are treated in the eviction” -- including domestic violence victims.

Dems also criticized provisions they said would override local ordinances, ease the ability to tow vehicles and allow the removal of tenants’ property in eviction cases. They also ripped the process with which the bill moved forward, charging that the Senate Housing Committee ignored amendments properly before it and avoided debate on other measures by passing the bill via paper ballot.

Sen. Frank Lasee, R-De Pere and the bill’s author, said he intended to maintain current protections for crime victims and passed a late amendment with Erpenbach to tweak that section of the bill.

“We worked extensively with, and want to protect, crime victims,” Lasee said.


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