SB 911 Prohibits tenants who willfully damage rental property from being able to raise the defense of claim of right in cases involving certain property crimes
Sponsor: Libla
LR Number: 6137S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 3/31/2014 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2014

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Current Bill Summary

SB 911 - Under current law, it is a defense to certain criminal offenses involving property that the defendant had a claim of right to the property and has reasonable grounds to believe he or she has such right.

This act makes the defense unavailable to any tenant who willfully or wantonly destroys, defaces, damages, impairs, or removes any part of a leased structure or dwelling unit.