Failed to pass both houses, will not become law this session

This bill would require the Department of Administration (DOA) to withhold portions of homelessness grants until grant recipients meet specific performance objectives. 

This bill would also create a criminal penalty for people who “set up a temporary residence on public property” unless they are in a recreational campground or a police-supervised shelter. Any individual who violates the law could be found guilty of a Class C misdemeanor and face a fine up to $500 and up to 30 days in jail. 

Laws that criminalize poverty and homelessness punish individuals and families for systemic inequities. This punitive approach is counter productive, costly, and devastating to a person’s health.



Representative Dallman; Senator Tomczyk


Passed one chamber



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