Bill Summary

Landlord and tenant; remedy for unlawful ouster; ex parte issuance of order to recover possession. Provides that, upon receipt of a petition for an order to recover possession or restore essential services alleging a tenant’s unlawful ouster from the rental premises and a finding that the petitioner has attempted to provide the landlord with actual notice of the hearing on the petition, the judge of the general district court may issue such order ex parte upon a finding of good cause to do so. The bill further provides that an ex parte order shall be a preliminary order that specifies a date for a full hearing on the merits of the petition, to be held within five days of the issuance of the ex parte order.

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Date Action Vote Document
2020-01-24House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)Yea: 7 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2020-01-27House: Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (20-Y 0-N)Yea: 20 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2020-01-31House: VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N)Yea: 99 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2020-02-12Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)Yea: 15 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2020-02-14Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)Yea: 40 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2020-02-17Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)Yea: 40 No: 0 Other: 0Document


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Bill History

Date Action
2020-03-02Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0030)
2020-03-02Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 30 (effective 7/1/20)
2020-02-25Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
2020-02-25Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 25, 2020
2020-02-21Signed by President
2020-02-20Signed by Speaker
2020-02-20Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1401ER)
2020-02-17Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
2020-02-17Read third time
2020-02-14Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2020-02-12Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)
2020-02-03Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2020-02-03Constitutional reading dispensed
2020-01-31VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N)
2020-01-31Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
2020-01-30Printed as engrossed 20101111D-E
2020-01-30Engrossed by House as amended HB1401E
2020-01-30Committee amendments agreed to
2020-01-30Read second time
2020-01-29Read first time
2020-01-27Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (20-Y 0-N)
2020-01-24Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
2020-01-23Assigned Courts sub: Civil
2020-01-16Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2020-01-16Referred from General Laws by voice vote
2020-01-08Referred to Committee on General Laws
2020-01-08Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101111D


Name District
Alex AskewHD-085