Bill Summary

Allows a landlord or landlord’s agent to charge an application screening fee as part of the applicant screening process for renting residential property. Limits the amount that may be charged for an application screening fee. Requires the landlord or landlord’s agent to return any unauthorized fee amounts to the applicant.

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Date Action Vote Document
2020-02-20Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health: Passed, UnamendedYea: 3 No: 1 Other: 3Document


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Bill History

Date Action
2020-03-09Referred to CPC, FIN, referral sheet 36
2020-03-03Pass First Reading
2020-02-28Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 46).
2020-02-28Passed Third Reading. Ayes, 22; Aye(s) with reservations: none . Noes, 1 (Senator(s) Fevella). Excused, 2 (Senator(s) Gabbard, Ihara). Transmitted to House.
2020-02-27One Day Notice 02-28-20.
2020-02-27Report adopted; Passed Second Reading.
2020-02-27Reported from CPH (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 2944) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
2020-02-20The committee(s) on CPH recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in CPH were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) Baker, S. Chang, Wakai; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 1 No(es): Senator(s) Fevella; and 3 Excused: Senator(s) Nishihara, Ruderman, L. Thielen.
2020-02-14The committee(s) on CPH has scheduled a public hearing on 02-20-20 9:00AM in conference room 229.
2020-01-27Referred to CPH.
2020-01-21Passed First Reading.


Name District
Mike GabbardSD-020