SB 581 Repeals provisions requiring a landlord to keep security deposits in a trust and authorizes the right to a trial de novo in rent and possession actions
Sponsor: Libla
LR Number: 4585H.03T Fiscal Notes
Committee: Small Business and Industry
Last Action: 7/13/2018 - Signed by Governor Journal Page: S2500
Title: HCS SB 581 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2018
House Handler: Cross

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Current Bill Summary

HCS/SB 581 - This act provides that in civil actions seeking rent and possession of a property brought by a landlord against a tenant, the aggrieved party has a right to a trial de novo.

The act also repeals provisions of law which require a landlord to keep all security deposits in a trust account and prohibits commingling of the security deposit with other funds of the landlord.

This provision is similar to HB 1901 (2018) and SCS/SB 234 (2017).