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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

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  • 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    5/3/2019 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration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

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  • HB 1283, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/3/2019 at 3:43 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 1794 Landlords and Tenants Rodriguez Identical Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Innovation, Industry, and Technology

    Citations - Statutes (12)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    83.43 Definitions. Page 3 (pdf)
    83.455 Page 3 (pdf)
    83.46 Rent; duration of tenancies. Page 4 (pdf)
    83.47 Prohibited provisions in rental agreements. Page 5 (pdf)
    83.49 Deposit money or advance rent; duty of landlord and tenant. Page 6 (pdf)
    83.51 Landlord’s obligation to maintain premises. Page 12 (pdf)
    83.54 Enforcement of rights and duties; civil action; criminal offenses. Page 12 (pdf)
    83.56 Termination of rental agreement. Page 13 (pdf)
    83.60 Defenses to action for rent or possession; procedure. Page 19 (pdf)
    83.67 Prohibited practices. Page 20 (pdf)
    83.675 Page 24 (pdf)
    83.676 Page 26 (pdf)

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