Introduced by Sen. Adam Kline (Seattle) (D) on January 28, 2009, protects consumers from discrimination in credit transactions based on lawful source of income, which includes income derived from employment, social security, supplemental security income, other retirement programs, child support, alimony, and any federal, state, local, or nonprofit-administered benefit or subsidy.
Referred to the Senate Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection Committee on January 28, 2009.
Amendment offered in the Senate on February 25, 2009, provides that the prohibition on discrimination based on a person's lawful source of income does not apply to real estate transactions involving the sharing of a dwelling, or the rental or sublease of a portion of a dwelling when the dwelling is occupied by the owner or subleasor. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 25, 2009.
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 25, 2009.