SB 717 Changes the amount of damages that a tenant can recover when the security deposit is wrongfully withheld by a landlord
Sponsor: Curls
LR Number: 4413S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 1/11/2016 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S98
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Effective Date: August 28, 2016

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Current Bill Summary

SB 717 - Currently, if a landlord wrongfully withholds any portion of the security deposit then the tenant can recover as damages not more than twice the amount withheld. This act provides that a tenant shall recover as damages twice the amount wrongfully withheld by the landlord.

This act is identical to provisions in SS/SCS/HCS/HB 1862 (2016) and SCS/SB 743 (2016) and to SB 182 (2015), HB 2283 (2014), and HB 884 (2013).