Damage to Rental Property | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Damage to Rental Property

Senate Bill Number: 

Senate Bill 11 would criminalize intentional damage to rental property.

Bill Sponsor(s): 
J. Schickel, C. Embry Jr., R. Girdler

Senate Bill 11 makes the renter a criminal where there is damage, even though landlords already have the ability to sue for money and compensation. This bill would have disproportionate impact on the poor, working class folks, Black folks and people of color, and likely add to Kentucky's very high incarceration rate. To learn more about this bill and its impacts, connect with the Metropolitan Housing Coalition as well as Black Lives Matter - Louisville

Senate Bill 11 passed the Senate Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations Committee on January 14, the the full Senate, 29-5, on January 16. It is now before the House Judiciary Committee. See how members of the Senate voted here

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Opposes