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
LR Number:
Last Action:
7/13/2018 - Signed by Governor
Journal Page:
HCS SB 581
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2018
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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).