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Senate Bill 6064 would effectively ban pets from rental properties

In a mis-guided attempt to limit the amount a property owner could collect in a damage deposit for pets, lawmakers are proposing a pet deposit cap of $150, starting this July.

Like much of the other legislation that has been proposed this year to reduce the cost of housing, Senate Bill (SB 6064), introduced by Senator Drew Hansen (D-23), will have exactly the opposite effect.

Pet deposits are designed to cover the cost of either deliberate or accidental damage repairs to an rental property, including the additional wear and tear animals put on the furnishings. If the pet owner takes care of th...


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