HARRISBURG – Philadelphia County Rep. Chris Rabb has introduced legislation to provide relief to college students trapped in a lease agreement if their college cancels on-campus instruction because of COVID-19. Rabb said his proposal would allow students attending a college that has canceled in-person learning because of the pandemic the opportunity to terminate the lease agreement they have on an apartment they no longer need, without penalty. He added that providing these students the common sense relief to avoid additional hardship, since COVID-19 eliminated their need for an apartment close to a campus they cannot access or use, is simply the right thing to do. House Bill 2827 is now before the state House Consumer Affairs Committee for consideration.

REP. CHRIS RABB