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CS/CS/HB 921: Landlords and Tenants

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Stargel ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Adkins ; Porter

Landlords and Tenants; Revises exclusions from application; 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; provides that certain changes to disclosure requirements made by this act are conditional; revises landlord's obligation to maintain premises with respect to screens; 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, subject to certain notice; 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 that landlords & mobile home park owners must be given opportunity to cure deficiency in any notice or pleadings before dismissal of eviction action; provides examples of conduct for which landlord may not retaliate.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations (BJA)
  3. Budget (BC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/6/2011 House • Filed
12/21/2011 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 89
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 89
1/13/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/18/12, 8:30 am, 404 HOB
1/18/2012 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 4 -HJ 262
1/24/2012 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 260
1/25/2012 House • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 281
2/20/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/22/12, 8:00 am, 404 HOB
2/22/2012 House • CS/CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 9 NAYS 6 -HJ 815
2/23/2012 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 812
• CS/CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 799
2/24/2012 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/28/12
2/28/2012 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 871
• Amendment(s) adopted (336537) -HJ 871
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/29/2012 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 920
• Amendment(s) adopted (919139) -HJ 920
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 92 NAYS 21 -HJ 920
2/29/2012 Senate • In Messages
3/5/2012 Senate • Received -SJ 848
• Referred to Judiciary; Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations; Budget -SJ 848
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Judiciary