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New Seattle law restricts landlords from checking criminal history
SEATTLE – The Seattle City Council passed new legislation on Monday that some call among the most progressive tenant protections in the country. The new rules will no longer allow landlords to check a person’s criminal conviction history. Proponents of the new rules said it’s a second chance for people who have repaid their debt to society, while landlords fear it ties their hands and creates serious safety concerns for their residents.