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 Bill Status of HB5170  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Harry Osterman - Naomi D. Jakobsson - Karen A. Yarbrough, William Davis and Charles E. Jefferson

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Relocation Assistance Act. Provides that if a governmental entity notifies a landlord that a dwelling unit will be condemned or will be unlawful to occupy due to conditions that violate applicable codes, statutes, or ordinances, a landlord shall pay relocation assistance to a displaced tenant, unless the condemnation action or no occupancy order results from a natural disaster, a tenant's illegal conduct, or eminent domain. Provides that the landlord shall pay relocation assistance to a displaced tenant of $2,000 per dwelling unit or 3 times the monthly rent, whichever is greater, plus the deposit, interest, and prepaid rent by certified check within 7 days after the governmental entity sent the notice to the landlord. Provides that if the landlord fails to timely complete these payments, a municipality or a county may advance the payments to a displaced tenant and assess a civil penalty of $50 per day against the landlord for each tenant to whom the municipality or county advanced a payment. Provides that the municipality or county may sue to recover the assistance paid, interest, penalties, attorney's fees, and costs. Provides that in an action against a landlord to recover unpaid obligations, a displaced tenant shall recover costs and attorney's fees. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Harry Osterman
  2/14/2008HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/20/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  2/26/2008HouseAssigned to Housing and Urban Development Committee
  2/27/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  2/29/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles E. Jefferson
  3/5/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  3/5/2008HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Housing and Urban Development Committee; 005-002-001
  3/6/2008HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2008HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 9, 2008
  5/9/2008HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 23, 2008
  5/23/2008HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2008
  5/29/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/29/2008HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/31/2008HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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