Bill Summary

Landlord and tenant law; notice requirements; landlord’s acceptance of rent with reservation. Changes the landlord and tenant law notice requirements for landlords to accept full or partial rent while continuing to proceed with a court action to obtain an order of possession and subsequent eviction by creating a single notice and removing the requirement for second notice for the time period between entry of an order of possession and prior to eviction. The bill provides that the landlord may accept full or partial payment of rent and still receive an order of possession and proceed with eviction if the landlord states in the written notice to the tenant that any payment of rent, damages, money judgment, award of attorney fees, and court costs would be accepted with reservation and not constitute a waiver of the landlord’s right to evict the tenant from the dwelling unit. The bill also provides that if a dwelling unit is a public housing unit or other housing unit subject to regulation by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, written notice of acceptance of rent with reservation need not be given to any public agency paying a portion of the rent under the rental agreement. This bill is identical to SB 197.

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Became Law


Date Action Vote Document
2018-02-01House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)Yea: 6 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2018-02-06House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N)Yea: 22 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2018-02-12House: VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 3-N 1-A)Yea: 96 No: 3 Other: 1Document
2018-02-19Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 0-N)Yea: 12 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2018-02-21Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)Yea: 40 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2018-02-22Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)Yea: 40 No: 0 Other: 0Document


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Bill History

Date Action
2018-03-09Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0220)
2018-03-09Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 220 (effective 7/1/18)
2018-03-02Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 9, 2018
2018-03-02Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2018
2018-02-28Signed by President
2018-02-26Signed by Speaker
2018-02-26Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB855ER)
2018-02-22Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
2018-02-22Read third time
2018-02-21Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2018-02-19Reported from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 0-N)
2018-02-13Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2018-02-13Constitutional reading dispensed
2018-02-12VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 3-N 1-A)
2018-02-12Read third time and passed House (96-Y 3-N 1-A)
2018-02-09Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB855H1
2018-02-09Committee substitute agreed to 18106220D-H1
2018-02-09Read second time
2018-02-08Read first time
2018-02-06Committee substitute printed 18106220D-H1
2018-02-06Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
2018-02-01Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
2018-01-24Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
2018-01-09Referred to Committee on General Laws
2018-01-09Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102117D


Name District
Christopher PeaceHD-097
Paul KrizekHD-044