Bill Summary

Landlord and tenant laws; tenant’s assertions; forms of relief. Provides that a general district court may (i) terminate a lease upon the request of the tenant or (ii) order the dwelling unit surrendered to the landlord if the landlord prevails on a request for possession in an unlawful detainer action. Under current law, the court may decide to terminate the lease without a request for termination by the tenant. The bill contains technical amendments.

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Date Action Vote Document
2016-02-02House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)Yea: 8 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2016-02-04House: Reported from General Laws with amendments (20-Y 0-N)Yea: 21 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2016-02-10House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)Yea: 102 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2016-02-22Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (8-Y 0-N)Yea: 8 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2016-02-24Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)Yea: 39 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2016-02-25Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)Yea: 40 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2016-02-29House: VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)Yea: 101 No: 0 Other: 0Document


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Bill History

Date Action
2016-03-11Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text reprinted (CHAP0384)
2016-03-11Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0384)
2016-03-11Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 384 (effective 7/1/16)
2016-03-11Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
2016-03-11Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/11/16
2016-03-04Signed by President
2016-03-01Signed by Speaker
2016-03-01Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1209ER)
2016-02-29VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
2016-02-29Senate substitute agreed to by House 16105706D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
2016-02-26Placed on Calendar
2016-02-25Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
2016-02-25Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1209S1
2016-02-25Committee substitute agreed to 16105706D-S1
2016-02-25Reading of substitute waived
2016-02-25Read third time
2016-02-24Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
2016-02-22Committee substitute printed 16105706D-S1
2016-02-22Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
2016-02-11Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2016-02-11Constitutional reading dispensed
2016-02-10VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
2016-02-10Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
2016-02-09Printed as engrossed 16101446D-E
2016-02-09Engrossed by House as amended HB1209E
2016-02-09Committee amendments agreed to
2016-02-09Read second time
2016-02-08Read first time
2016-02-04Reported from General Laws with amendments (20-Y 0-N)
2016-02-02Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
2016-01-27Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
2016-01-18Referred to Committee on General Laws
2016-01-18Presented and ordered printed 16101446D


Name District
Christopher CollinsHD-029