Wisconsin Assembly OKs landlord bill

Wisconsin Assembly passes bill expanding landlord rights

Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a bill that would grant landlords more power over tenants.

The Republican bill would allow landlords to dispose of any property an evicted tenant leaves behind, immediately tow illegally parked vehicles and toss tenants out if a crime occurs on the property, regardless of whether the tenant could have prevented it. Landlords wouldn't be permitted to kick out victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault and stalking that occurs on the property, however.

The Assembly passed the measure 57-37 Thursday despite Democrats criticized it for attacking tenants' rights. The measure goes next to the state Senate.

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