SB 189 Criminalizes the failure to vacate leased premises in a rent and possession case under chapter 535
Sponsor: Romine
LR Number: 1055S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 1/31/2013 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S183
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Effective Date: August 28, 2013

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SB 189 - Under the terms of this act, if, after 10 days from the date of the judgment in a rent and possession case the judgment is not set aside or an application for a trial de novo has not been filed, the tenant shall willfully refuse to vacate and surrender the possession of the premises to the landlord or the landlord's agent, the tenant shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.

This act is identical to SB 804 (2012).

STEPHEN WITTE