Property; landlord and tenant; noncompliance as defense to action for possession for nonpayment of rent. Removes provisions limiting the discretion of the court in actions for possession based upon nonpayment of rent and actions for rent by a landlord when the tenant is in possession. The bill simplifies the law; stating only that, in such cases, a tenant may assert as a defense the landlord’s violation of his duty to maintain a fit and habitable premises.
|Date||Bill Type||Click here for Bill Details (PDF)|
|2020-02-05||Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (9-Y 6-N)||Yea: 9 No: 6 Other: 0||Document|
|2020-02-07||Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)||Yea: 37 No: 0 Other: 0||Document|
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|2020-02-11||Left in General Laws and Technology|
|2020-02-10||Pursuant to Senate rule 20(g)|
|2020-02-10||Recommitted to General Laws and Technology|
|2020-02-10||Motion to recommit to committee agreed to|
|2020-02-10||Read second time|
|2020-02-07||Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)|
|2020-02-05||Committee substitute printed 20107053D-S1|
|2020-02-05||Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (9-Y 6-N)|
|2020-01-08||Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology|
|2020-01-08||Presented and ordered printed 20103576D|