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HB 1283: Landlords and Tenants

GENERAL BILL by Smith, C. ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Eskamani ; Mercado ; Polo

Landlords and Tenants; Revises & provides requirements for rental agreements; requires landlord provide written notice of certain options by specified time; removes option for landlord to deposit certain money into specified account; revises notice requirements to tenants; provides for damages; requires inspection of dwelling unit to ensure compliance with applicable codes; requires certain records be removed from tenant's credit report; removes requirement that certain money be paid into registry of court; prohibits landlord from engaging in certain conduct; requires landlord to give tenants purchase options on dwelling unit or premises; provides requirements for terminating rental agreement; authorizes filing of civil action & award of damages, court costs, & attorney fees.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 House - Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/3/2019 House • Filed
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 128
3/8/2019 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Business and Professions Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 378
5/3/2019 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee