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CS/CS/SB 490: Landlords and Tenants

GENERAL BILL by Regulated Industries ; Judiciary ; Stargel

Landlords and Tenants; Revising exclusions from applicability of the Florida Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; providing that the right to attorney fees may not be waived in a lease agreement; providing that attorney fees may not be awarded in a claim for personal injury damages based on a breach of duty of premises maintenance; revising and providing landlord disclosure requirements with respect to security deposits and advance rent; providing examples of conduct for which the landlord may not retaliate, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 4/26/2013 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 77 (Ch. 2013-136) -SJ 686
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Regulated Industries (RI)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/25/2013 Senate • Filed
2/4/2013 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Regulated Industries; Rules -SJ 37
3/5/2013 Senate • Introduced -SJ 37
3/27/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/01/13, 3:15 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
4/1/2013 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 7 NAYS 2 -SJ 346
4/3/2013 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
4/4/2013 Senate • Now in Regulated Industries -SJ 346
• On Committee agenda-- Regulated Industries, 04/09/13, 4:00 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
• CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 352
4/9/2013 Senate • CS/CS by Regulated Industries; YEAS 6 NAYS 3 -SJ 422
4/11/2013 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Rules -SJ 422
• CS/CS by Regulated Industries read 1st time -SJ 423
4/12/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/17/13, 2:30 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
4/17/2013 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 9 NAYS 5 -SJ 480
4/18/2013 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 480
4/19/2013 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/25/13
4/25/2013 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 602
• Amendment(s) adopted (511646) -SJ 602
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 602
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/26/2013 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 686
• Substituted CS/HB 77 -SJ 686
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 77 (Ch. 2013-136) -SJ 686