H.Res.259 - Condemning the existence of racially restrictive covenants in housing documents and urging States to adopt legislation similar to that which was enacted in California to address the issue.109th Congress (2005-2006)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] (Introduced 05/04/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||06/06/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.259 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/04/2005)
Declares that the existence of racially restrictive covenants in housing documents is inconsistent with the principles and values embodied in Supreme Court precedent and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, and causes harm to not only property owners but to all members of American society.
Commends California and the Missouri State Senate for taking roles in such covenants' removal.
Urges States to enact laws that: (1) will more readily permit property owners to remove racially restrictive covenants from their property titles, deeds, or other documents; and (2) require homeowner associations to strike racially restrictive covenants from all declarations or other governing documents.