During the past few years, the legislature has considered several proposals to roll back Ohio’s anti-discrimination laws, but no bill has yet passed. Senate Bill 134, the most recent version, would ease penalties against landlords who discriminate, making it easier for landlords to flaunt the tenants’ civil rights protections. While this controversial proposal has been dormant in committee since last fall, but we will continue to monitor it. There is a possibility the bill could be rushed through the legislature in lame duck session following the 2016 presidential election.
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