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 HB 855.

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Date Action Vote Document
2018-01-22Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (15-Y 0-N)Yea: 15 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2018-01-24Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)Yea: 40 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2018-01-26Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)Yea: 39 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2018-02-15House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N)Yea: 22 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2018-02-20House: VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 1-N 1-A)Yea: 97 No: 1 Other: 1Document
2018-02-22Senate: House substitute agreed to by 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 (CHAP0233)
2018-03-09Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 233 (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 Senate and House (SB197ER)
2018-02-22Title replaced 18107153D-H1
2018-02-22House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
2018-02-20VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 1-N 1-A)
2018-02-20Passed House with substitute (97-Y 1-N 1-A)
2018-02-20Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB197H1
2018-02-20Committee substitute agreed to 18107153D-H1
2018-02-20Read third time
2018-02-19Read second time
2018-02-15Committee substitute printed 18107153D-H1
2018-02-15Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
2018-01-31Referred to Committee on General Laws
2018-01-31Read first time
2018-01-31Placed on Calendar
2018-01-26Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
2018-01-25Printed as engrossed 18102102D-E
2018-01-25Engrossed by Senate as amended SB197E
2018-01-25Committee amendments agreed to
2018-01-25Reading of amendments waived
2018-01-25Read second time
2018-01-24Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2018-01-22Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
2018-01-01Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2018-01-01Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102102D


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Mamie LockeSD-002