Bill Summary

During first nine months of occupancy, prohibits landlord from terminating month-to-month tenancy within 60 days of receiving from tenant request for repairs to correct certain building, health or housing code violation or unhabitable condition. Prohibits landlord from terminating month-to-month tenancy without cause after first nine months of occupancy except under certain circumstances with written notice and payment of amount equal to one month’s periodic rent. Provides exception for certain tenancies for occupancy of dwelling unit in building or on property occupied by landlord as primary residence. Makes violation defense against action for possession by landlord. Requires fixed term tenancy to be at least six months in duration, unless tenant requests shorter term. Requires landlord to give tenant 90 days’ notice that fixed term tenancy will terminate upon reaching expiration date or that tenant may renew fixed term tenancy by giving landlord 45 days’ notice. If landlord fails to provide notice, requires fixed term tenancy to become month-to-month tenancy upon reaching specified ending date, unless tenant elects to terminate tenancy. Prohibits landlord from increasing rent on more than one occasion during any 12-month period. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

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Date Action Vote Document
2017-03-30House Committee Do pass with amendments. (Printed A-Eng.)Yea: 5 No: 4 Other: 0Document
2017-04-04House Third ReadingYea: 31 No: 27 Other: 2Document
2017-05-31Senate Committee Do pass with amendments to the A-Eng bill. (Printed B-Eng.)Yea: 3 No: 1 Other: 1Document
2017-06-28Senate Committee Do pass with amendments to the B-Eng bill. (Printed C-Eng.)Yea: 3 No: 2 Other: 0Document


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Bill History

Date Action
2017-07-07At President's desk upon adjournment.
2017-06-28Work Session held.
2017-06-08Referred to Rules by order of the President.
2017-06-08Recommendation: Do pass with amendments to the A-Eng. and be referred to Rules. (Printed B-Eng.)
2017-05-31Work Session held.
2017-05-03Public Hearing held.
2017-04-10Referred to Human Services.
2017-04-05First reading. Referred to President's desk.
2017-04-04Third reading. Carried by Power, Piluso. Passed.Ayes, 31; Nays, 27--Barreto, Bentz, Buehler, Esquivel, Hack, Hayden, Heard, Huffman, Johnson, Kennemer, Lewis, McKeown, McLane, Nearman, Noble, Olson, Parrish, Post, Reschke, Smith DB, Smith G, Sprenger, Stark, Vial, Whisnant, Wilson, Witt; Excused, 2--Boone, Clem.
2017-04-03Second reading.
2017-03-31Recommendation: Do pass with amendments and be printed A-Engrossed.
2017-03-30Work Session held.
2017-03-02Public Hearing held.
2017-03-02Public Hearing held.
2017-01-17Referred to Human Services and Housing.
2017-01-09First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.