Bill Summary

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.

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Date Action Vote Document
2012-02-29House: Third Reading RCS#937Yea: 92 No: 21 Other: 0Document


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Bill History

Date Action
2012-03-09Died in Judiciary
2012-03-05Referred to Judiciary; Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations; Budget -SJ 848
2012-03-05Received -SJ 848
2012-02-29In Messages
2012-02-29CS passed as amended; YEAS 92 NAYS 21 -HJ 920
2012-02-29Read 3rd time -HJ 920
2012-02-28Placed on 3rd reading
2012-02-28Read 2nd time -HJ 871
2012-02-24Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/28/12
2012-02-23CS/CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 799
2012-02-23Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
2012-02-22CS/CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 9 NAYS 6 -HJ 815
2012-02-20On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/22/12, 8:00 am, 404 HOB
2012-01-25Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 281
2012-01-24CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 260
2012-01-24Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
2012-01-18CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 4 -HJ 262
2012-01-13On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/18/12, 8:30 am, 404 HOB
2012-01-10Introduced -HJ 89
2011-12-21Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 89