Bill Summary

Requires landlords to adopt certain written screening criteria made available to applicants before accepting application. Directs office of the Governor, in consultation with Racial Justice Council’s Housing and Homelessness Committee, to study laws related to housing and to provide results to interim committees of Legislative Assembly no later than September 15, 2022.] Sunsets January 2, 2023.] Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.] Requires landlords to adopt certain written screening criteria made available to applicants before accepting application. Limits criminal behavior landlord may consider in screening applicant. Requires landlord to conduct individualized assessment of applicant and specify any basis for denial.

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Date Action Vote Document
2021-03-11Senate Committee Do pass with amendments. (Printed A-Eng.)Yea: 3 No: 1 Other: 1Document
2021-04-01Senate Third ReadingYea: 17 No: 13 Other: 0Document
2021-05-27House Committee Without recommendation as to passage and be referred to RulesYea: 8 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2021-06-17House Committee Do pass with amendments to the A-Eng bill. (Printed B-Eng.)Yea: 4 No: 3 Other: 0Document
2021-06-24House Third ReadingYea: 40 No: 18 Other: 1Document
2021-06-25Senate Third Reading in ConcurrenceYea: 16 No: 12 Other: 2Document


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Bill History

Date Action
2021-08-20Effective date, January 1, 2022.
2021-08-20Chapter 577, 2021 Laws.
2021-07-19Governor signed.
2021-06-26Speaker signed.
2021-06-26President signed.
2021-06-25Vote explanation(s) filed by Heard.
2021-06-25Senate concurred in House amendments and repassed bill. Ayes, 16; Nays, 12--Anderson, Boquist, Findley, Girod, Hansell, Heard, Johnson, Knopp, Linthicum, Robinson, Thatcher, Thomsen; Absent, 1--Kennemer; Excused, 1--Manning Jr.
2021-06-24Third reading. Carried by Meek. Passed. Ayes, 40; Nays, 18--Bonham, Boshart Davis, Breese-Iverson, Cate, Drazan, Hayden, Levy, Lewis, Moore-Green, Morgan, Noble, Owens, Post, Reschke, Smith DB, Stark, Wallan, Wright; Excused, 1--Smith G.
2021-06-23Rules suspended. Carried over to June 24, 2021 Calendar.
2021-06-22Rules suspended. Rules suspended. Carried over to June 23, 2021 Calendar.
2021-06-22Second reading.
2021-06-21Recommendation: Do pass with amendments and be printed B-Engrossed.
2021-06-17Work Session held.
2021-06-09Public Hearing held.
2021-06-07Referred to Rules by order of Speaker.
2021-06-07Without recommendation as to passage and be referred to Rules.
2021-05-27Work Session held.
2021-05-25Work Session held.
2021-05-13Public Hearing held.
2021-05-06Public Hearing held.
2021-04-07Referred to Housing.
2021-04-01First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.
2021-04-01Vote explanation(s) filed by Boquist.
2021-04-01Burdick, Girod, Golden, Hansell, Kennemer, Thatcher, Wagner declared potential conflict of interest.
2021-04-01Third reading. Carried by Patterson. Passed. Ayes, 17; Nays, 13--Anderson, Boquist, Findley, Girod, Hansell, Heard, Johnson, Kennemer, Knopp, Linthicum, Robinson, Thatcher, Thomsen.
2021-03-31Second reading.
2021-03-26Recommendation: Do pass with amendments. (Printed A-Eng.)
2021-03-11Public Hearing and Work Session held.
2021-02-11Public Hearing held.
2021-01-19Referred to Housing and Development.
2021-01-11Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.


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