Bill Summary

Tenant’s remedies; general district court. Provides that if a landlord unlawfully causes an interruption of utility services for leased premises, the residential tenant may obtain an order from general district court to recover possession of the premises, require the landlord to resume such interrupted utility services, or terminate the rental agreement.

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Date Action Vote Document
2013-01-11House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)Yea: 8 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2013-01-16House: Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N)Yea: 19 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2013-01-22House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)Yea: 100 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2013-02-11Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (14-Y 0-N)Yea: 14 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2013-02-12Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)Yea: 40 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2013-02-13Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)Yea: 40 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2013-02-15House: VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)Yea: 101 No: 0 Other: 0Document


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Bill History

Date Action
2013-03-06Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0110)
2013-03-06Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 110 (effective 7/1/13)
2013-02-21Signed by President
2013-02-21Signed by Speaker
2013-02-21Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1425ER)
2013-02-15VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
2013-02-15Senate amendments agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
2013-02-14Placed on Calendar
2013-02-13Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
2013-02-13Engrossed by Senate as amended
2013-02-13Committee amendments agreed to
2013-02-13Reading of amendments waived
2013-02-13Read third time
2013-02-12Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2013-02-11Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (14-Y 0-N)
2013-01-23Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2013-01-23Constitutional reading dispensed
2013-01-22VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
2013-01-22Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
2013-01-21Read second time and engrossed
2013-01-18Read first time
2013-01-16Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N)
2013-01-11Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
2013-01-07Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
2012-12-19Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2012-12-19Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100474D


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