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CS/SB 494: Fees in Lieu of Security Deposits

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; DiCeglie ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Calatayud

Fees in Lieu of Security Deposits; Authorizing a landlord to offer a tenant the option to pay a fee in lieu of a security deposit; requiring the landlord to notify the tenant of certain unpaid fees and costs within a specified time after the conclusion of the tenancy; requiring a written agreement signed by the landlord, or the landlord’s agent, and the tenant if the tenant decides to pay a fee in lieu of the security deposit; specifying that certain fees, insurance products, and surety bonds are not security deposits; prohibiting a landlord from approving or denying an application for occupancy based on a prospective tenant’s choice to pay a fee in lieu of a security deposit, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 4/28/2023 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 133 (Ch. 2023-181) -SJ 615
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/2/2023 Senate • Filed
2/9/2023 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Community Affairs; Rules
3/2/2023 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/07/23, 2:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
3/7/2023 Senate • Introduced
• CS by Judiciary; YEAS 7 NAYS 3
3/8/2023 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Community Affairs
• CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 140
3/17/2023 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 03/22/23, 11:00 am, 401 Senate Building
3/22/2023 Senate • Favorable by Community Affairs; YEAS 8 NAYS 1
• Now in Rules
4/14/2023 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/19/23, 8:30 am, 412 Knott Building
4/19/2023 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 14 NAYS 5
4/20/2023 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
4/25/2023 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/28/23
4/28/2023 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 615
• Substituted CS/HB 133 -SJ 615
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 133 (Ch. 2023-181) -SJ 615