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REP. JESSICA GONZÁLEZ FILES BILL TO END CRIMINAL PROSECUTION OF RENT-TO-OWN CUSTOMERS  print page

by: Rep. González, Jessica
02/14/2019

AUSTIN – Texas State Representative Jessica González filed HB 1797 today to curtail criminal prosecution of rent-to-own customers, the first in a series of legislation she plans to file on behalf of the working families of Dallas.

“This session, I will introduce legislation to improve the daily lives of hardworking Texans like those in my district. For too long, too many people have lacked a voice in the halls of power in this state. Through the bills I file and the legislation I support, I will make sure that the people of HD 104 are finally heard,” González said.

“The rent-to-own industry has continually used the justice system as a debt collection service, making criminals out of the working poor," González continued. "My bill creates an exception to existing law, removing rent-to-own contracts from the Penal Code and sending those conflicts to civil courts where they belong."

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