Legislature passes protections for domestic abuse victims

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Domestic violence victims could more easily break costly leases to seek refuge from abusive relationships under legislation sent to the governor on Friday.

The House and Senate approved a bill on Friday relieving tenants of their responsibility for rent after leaving the property in cases of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking so long as they provide notice.

The House approved the rental bill on a 100-23 vote. It was approved in . . .

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