November 21, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Domestic violence victims would have a way to break housing leases to escape their abusers under a bill amended and approved by a Senate committee.
AB284 sponsored by Assemblywoman Lucy Flores of Las Vegas establishes notice requirements and steps victims must take to terminate leases.
Among them are presenting the landlord with a police report, restraining order or affidavit from a third party affirming the tenant's account.
Amendments approved Friday clarify who qualifies as a third-party.
Another amendment requires that alleged abusers be identified.
The bill now goes to the Senate floor.
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