Bill Summary

An Act To Amend Section 89-7-27, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Require A Tenant To Be Removed From The Premises When The Tenant Holds Over Without The Landlord’s Permission Or Defaults On His Or Her Rent Payment; To Allow Notice To A Holdover Or Defaulting Tenant Via Email Or Text Message; To Amend Section 89-7-29, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Require Removal Of A Tenant For Nonpayment Of Rent And Any Late Fees; To Amend Section 89-7-31, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Make Minor Nonsubstantive Changes; To Amend Section 89-7-39, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Prohibit Adjournments During Hearings For Eviction Due To The Nonpayment Of Rent For Allowing The Hearing To Extend Beyond A Period Of More Than 30 Days; To Amend Section 89-7-45, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Require Any Late Fees Accrued Under The Rental Agreement To Also Be Paid Before The Issuance Of A Warrant Will Be Stayed; To Remove The Ability Of A Tenant To Give Satisfactory Security Instead Of Paying The Rent Due; To Amend Section 89-7-49, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Remove The Discretion Of The Justice Court Judge To Put The Landlord In Possession Of The Premises When A Tenant Fails To Pay Rent; To Amend Section 89-8-7, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Expand The Definition Of “rent” To Include Any Late Fees That A Defaulting Tenant Is Required To Pay Under The Rental Agreement; To Amend Section 89-8-13, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Revise The Notice Required To Be Given When A Rental Agreement Is Breached From Thirty Days To Fourteen Days; To Bring Forward Sections 89-7-7, 89-7-25, 89-7-35, 89-7-37, 89-7-41, 89-8-11, 89-8-17, 11-25-11, 11-25-19, 11-25-21, 11-25-23, 11-25-109, 11-25-111 And 11-25-113, Mississippi Code Of 1972, For The Purpose Of Possible Amendment; And For Related Purposes.

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Bill History

Date Action
2018-01-30Died In Committee
2018-01-08Referred To Judiciary A


Name District
Chris JohnsonSD-045
Cory WilsonHD-073