March 25, 2020

Governor Vetos Controversial Tenant Landlord Bill

Advocates rallied at the Statehouse in opposition to the legislation.  - FILE PHOTO: Jill Sheridan

Advocates rallied at the Statehouse in opposition to the legislation.

FILE PHOTO: Jill Sheridan

A controversial bill that would have restricted local municipalities from implementing measures to protect renters has been vetoed by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb late Wednesday.

In recent weeks, Holcomb joined other leaders around the state in a call to stop eviction and foreclosure proceedings -- a move to protect those who face economic challenges because of the coronavirus. 

In a written statement Holcomb says, “I believe this is not the time for such language to become law.”

The bill, passed by the Indiana General Assembly, was also contested by municipalities with measures to protect tenants and restrict landlords powers.

The measure was added to an unrelated bill late in the session.

Indiana has some of the highest eviction rates in the country.

 

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