SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - The Summerville Town Council Wednesday night approved the first reading of a controversial ordinance that would require landlords to verify a tenant's legal status before renting to them.
The town council voted 4-2 in support of the measure first proposed by council member Walter Bailey.
The measure, if it passes the Council, would affect nearly every landlord-tenant agreement in Summerville. Bailey's ordinance would make it illegal for landlords or property owners to rent to illegal immigrants. Violators of the ordinance would have to pay a $100 fine for each offense...[Full Article]