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CS/HB 77: Landlords and Tenants

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Porter

Landlords and Tenants; Revises exclusions from applicability of Florida Residential Landlord & Tenant Act; provides that right to attorney fees may not be waived in lease agreement; provides that attorney fees may not be awarded in claim for personal injury damages based on breach of duty of premises maintenance; revises & provides certain landlord disclosure requirements; provides requirements for disbursement of advance rents; provides limited rebuttable presumption of receipt of security deposits; revises landlord's obligation to maintain premises with respect to screens; provides that enforcement of right or duty under Florida Residential Landlord & Tenant Act by civil action does not preclude prosecution of criminal offense; revises procedures for termination of rental agreement by landlord; provides that landlord does not waive right to terminate rental agreement or to bring civil action for noncompliance by accepting partial rent; provides period to institute action before exemption involving rent subsidies is waived begins upon actual knowledge; revises requirements for termination of tenancy with specific duration; provides conduct for which landlord may not retaliate.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 6/10/2013 - Chapter No. 2013-136
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/2/2013 House • Filed
1/11/2013 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 25
1/17/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/24/13, 9:00 am, 404 HOB
1/24/2013 House • Favorable by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 2 -HJ 152
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 152
1/29/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/05/13, 9:00 am, 404 HOB
2/5/2013 House • CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 12 NAYS 5 -HJ 152
2/7/2013 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
2/12/2013 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 151
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 25
• CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 143
3/8/2013 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/12/13
3/12/2013 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 220
• Amendment(s) adopted (221769, 326499, 786199) -HJ 220
• Amendment(s) failed (252291, 433765) -HJ 220
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/13/2013 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 234
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 78 NAYS 37 -HJ 235
3/21/2013 Senate • In Messages
3/22/2013 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Regulated Industries; Rules -SJ 257
3/25/2013 Senate • Received -SJ 257
4/26/2013 Senate • Withdrawn from Judiciary; Regulated Industries; Rules -SJ 686
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 686
• Substituted for CS/CS/SB 490 -SJ 686
• Read 2nd time -SJ 686
• Amendment(s) adopted (109922) -SJ 687
• Read 3rd time -SJ 687
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 27 NAYS 10 -SJ 687
4/29/2013 House • In returning messages
5/2/2013 House • Concurred in 1 amendment(s) (109922) -HJ 1085
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 92 NAYS 25 -HJ 1086
• Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -HJ 1086
5/28/2013 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/7/2013 • Approved by Governor
6/10/2013 • Chapter No. 2013-136