Bill Summary

Landlord and tenant laws. Provides that in cases of a change in use, the 120-day termination notice shall not be waived, except in the case of a tenancy from month to month, which may be terminated by the landlord by giving the tenant 30 days’ written notice prior to the next rent due date of the landlord’s intention to terminate the tenancy. The bill, among other things, (i) allows an owner, manager, or operator of a commercial or residential building or campground to include water, sewer, electrical, natural gas, or other utilities in the amount of rent or additional rent as specified in the rental agreement or lease; (ii) prohibits a landlord from photocopying a U.S. government-issued identification under certain circumstances; (iii) allows a landlord and a tenant to agree in a rental agreement that the tenant pay prepaid rent; and (iv) allows a landlord or managing agent to enter into an agreement with a third-party service provider to maintain tenant records in electronic form or other medium. In such case, the landlord and managing agent shall not be liable in the event of a breach of the electronic data of such third-party service provider, except in the case of gross negligence or intentional act. The bill also provides that nothing shall be construed to require a landlord or managing agent to indemnify such third-party service provider. The bill contains technical amendments.

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Date Action Vote Document
2015-01-20House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)Yea: 8 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2015-01-22House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 0-N)Yea: 22 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2015-01-28House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)Yea: 100 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2015-02-16Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (15-Y 0-N)Yea: 15 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2015-02-18Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)Yea: 38 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2015-02-19Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (38-Y 0-N)Yea: 38 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2015-02-23House: VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)Yea: 98 No: 0 Other: 0Document


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Bill History

Date Action
2015-03-26Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0596)
2015-03-26Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 596 (effective 7/1/15)
2015-02-27Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
2015-02-27Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/27/15
2015-02-26Signed by President
2015-02-26Signed by Speaker
2015-02-26Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1451ER)
2015-02-23VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
2015-02-23Senate amendment agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
2015-02-20Placed on Calendar
2015-02-19Passed Senate with amendment (38-Y 0-N)
2015-02-19Engrossed by Senate as amended
2015-02-19Committee amendment agreed to
2015-02-19Reading of amendment waived
2015-02-19Read third time
2015-02-18Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
2015-02-16Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
2015-01-29Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2015-01-29Constitutional reading dispensed
2015-01-28VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
2015-01-28Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
2015-01-27Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1451H1
2015-01-27Committee substitute agreed to 15104013D-H1
2015-01-27Read second time
2015-01-26Read first time
2015-01-22Committee substitute printed 15104013D-H1
2015-01-22Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
2015-01-20Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
2015-01-15Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
2014-12-30Referred to Committee on General Laws
2014-12-30Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101186D


Name District
Jackson MillerHD-050