Vote on bill imposing new rules on St. Louis County landlords on hold

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CLAYTON, MO (KTVI)-The St. Louis County council will not vote on proposed new rules for landlords Tuesday night. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that the bill’s sponsor, Councilman Michael O’Mara, is ill and cannot attend the meeting.

The bill would require landlords to get an annual license from the County and would hold landlords responsible for their tenants’ behavior.  Under the plan, landlords would have to evict people with convictions for drugs, alcohol, prostitution and gambling.

Landlords say the new rules are too restrictive and are asking for revisions based on their input.