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Bill would curtail criminal prosecutions of rent-to-own customers

Sen. Borris Miles, D-Houston, wants to restrain the practice of prosecuting people who default on rent-to-own contracts for household items like TVs and sofas. The proposal comes in the wake of an investigation of rent-to-own prosecutions by The Texas Tribune and Nerd Wallet.

Sen. Boris Miles D-Houston during a February 22, 2018 Committee on Election Security

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Politics State government 86th Legislative Session