|HB 0334||Relating to Certain Landlord-Tenant Actions|
|Sponsor:||MAY (108)||Handling House Bill:|
|Last Action:||01/26/95 - Referred H Civil and Criminal Law Committee|
HB0334 May, Brian H. et al
P R E F I L E D
HB 334 -- Landlord-Tenant Actions
In addition to modernizing language relating to landlord/tenant relations, this bill permits landlords to initiate eviction proceedings against tenants who use or sell illegal drugs; permits landlords to initiate eviction proceedings and request an ex parte temporary restraining order against tenants if the tenant or a person on the premises with the tenant's permission is conducting illegal activities on the premises or is creating a nuisance that could injure persons or damage property; allows landlords to perform court-ordered evictions under the supervision of a law enforcement officer if the court officer fails to deliver possession of the premises to the landlord within 7 days; permits the assessment of double damages in actions against a tenant; allows landlords to remove property from abandoned premises when proper notice is given; requires a landlord or tenant to give one month's notice when terminating a month-to-month tenancy; and simplifies procedures for new landlords when titles are transferred or agents are used for managing property.
The bill adds knowingly causing more than $100 damage to leased property to the conducts that make up the class D felony of property damage in the first degree.