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 The Rent Payment; To Allow Notice To A Holdover Or Defaulting Tenant Via Email Or Text Message If So Specified In The Written Agreement Between The Parties; 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 89-7-39, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Prohibit Hearings For Eviction Due To The Nonpayment Of Rent To Be Continued Beyond 45 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 30 Days To 14 Days; And For Related Purposes.

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Date Action Vote Document
2018-02-07Senate Passed As AmendedYea: 50 No: 2 Other: 0Document
2018-03-07House Passed As AmendedYea: 103 No: 7 Other: 0Document
2018-03-27House Conference Report AdoptedYea: 104 No: 10 Other: 0Document
2018-03-27Senate Conference Report AdoptedYea: 52 No: 0 Other: 0Document


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Bill History

Date Action
2018-04-12Approved by Governor
2018-04-02Enrolled Bill Signed
2018-03-29Enrolled Bill Signed
2018-03-27Conference Report Adopted
2018-03-27Conference Report Adopted
2018-03-26Conference Report Filed
2018-03-26Conference Report Filed
2018-03-26Conferees Named Baker,Powell,Touchstone
2018-03-24Conferees Named Hopson,Branning,Harkins
2018-03-14Decline to Concur/Invite Conf
2018-03-08Returned For Concurrence
2018-03-07Passed As Amended
2018-03-06Read the Third Time
2018-02-27Title Suff Do Pass As Amended
2018-02-19Referred To Judiciary A
2018-02-09Transmitted To House
2018-02-07Passed As Amended
2018-02-07Committee Substitute Adopted
2018-01-30Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
2018-01-15Referred To Judiciary, Division A


Name District
Angela Burks HillSD-040