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2017 Texas Tenant/Landlord Legislation

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HB 556
Author:
Keough | Bell
Last Action:
03/28/2017 H No action taken in committee
Caption:
Relating to the civil liability of certain persons in connection with allowing or forbidding handguns on the premises of a business or apartment complex.
HB 1097
Author:
Canales
Last Action:
3/13/2017 H Referred to Business & Industry
Caption:

 

Relating to the expunction of records in residential eviction suits.
HB 1098
Author:
Canales
Last Action:
04/24/2017 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption:
Relating to the amount of late fees that may be charged to certain tenants.
HB 1099
Author:
Canales | Turner | Faircloth | Longoria | Metcalf
Last Action:

 

04/24/2017 S Received from the House
Caption:
Relating to a residential tenant’s right to summon police or other emergency assistance.
HB 1821
Author:
Clardy
Last Action:
04/25/2017 H Comte report filed with Committee Coordinator
Caption:
Relating to a late fee for failing to pay rent under a residential lease.
HB 1852
Author:
Lucio III
Last Action:
04/25/2017 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption:
Relating to municipal regulation of manufactured home communities.
HB 1964
Author:
Murphy
Last
4/19/2017 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption:
Relating to the authority and liability of owners and managers of apartment houses, manufactured home rental communities, condominiums, and multiple use facilities in charging tenants for submetered and nonsubmetered master metered water and wastewater services.
HB 1966
Author:
Paul | Shine | Workman | Villalba
Last Action:
  

04/24/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption:
Relating to the carrying of a concealed handgun on the premises of a condominium or multifamily residential rental property.
HB 2552
Author:
Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action:
  04/18/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption:
Relating to prostitution and trafficking of persons and to certain criminal and civil consequences of that conduct
HB 2805
Author:
Price
Last Action:
03/27/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 27 2017 5:19PM
Caption:
Relating to the payment of costs for a cruelly treated animal abandoned by a tenant.
HB 2976
Author:
Frullo
Last
Action:
04/24/2017 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption:
Relating to the towing of unauthorized or unattended vehicles on a parking facility.
HB 3363
Author:
Neave
Last
Action:
04/25/2017 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption:
Relating to a landlord’s notice to residential tenants regarding rent increases
HB 3401
Author:
Neave
Last
Action:
04/24/2017 H Left pending in the House Business & Industry Committee
Caption:
Relating to methods of payment of rent and security deposits to residential landlords and authorizing associated service charges.
SB 873
Author:
Creighton
Last Action:
04/20/2017 H Received from the Senate
Caption:
Relating to the authority and liability of owners and managers of apartment houses, manufactured home rental communities, condominiums, and multiple use facilities in charging tenants for submetered and nonsubmetered master metered water and wastewater services.
SB 921
Author:
Perry
Last Action:
04/20/2017 S Left pending in committee

 

Caption:
Relating to a late fee for failing to pay rent under a residential lease.
SB 1057
Author:
West
Last Action:
03/06/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption:
Relating to inspection of certain vacant properties for abandoned animals; providing a civil penalty.
SB 1059
Author:
West
Last Action:
Left pending in Senate Business & Commerce Committee on 4/11/2017
Caption:
Relating to the term of a parking permit issued to a residential tenant by a landlord.
SB 1202
Author:
West
Last Action:
03/09/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption:
Relating to the rehabilitation, demolition, or change in use of residential property occupied by a tenant.
SB 1226
Author:
Huffman | Nelson
Last Action:
03/09/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption:
Relating to prostitution and trafficking of persons and to certain criminal and civil consequences of that conduct.
SB 1229
Author:
Menéndez
Last Action:
04/25/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption:
Relating to solid waste services for rental property and solid waste management programs in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of municipalities in certain counties; authorizing penalties.
SB 1248
Author:
Buckingham
Last Action:
4/19/2017 Received by the House  from the Senate
Caption:
Relating to municipal regulation of manufactured home communities.
SB 1374
Author:
Menéndez
Last
Action:
03/16/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption:
Relating to the expunction of records in residential eviction suits.
SB 1418
Author:
West
Last
Action:
03/16/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption:
Relating to a landlord’s duty to maintain property and casualty insurance coverage for loss of or damage to a leased premises.
SB 1445
Author:
West
Last
Action:
03/20/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption:
Relating to methods of payment of rent and security deposits to residential landlords and authorizing associated service charges.
HB 3699
Author:
Walle
Last
Action:
03/31/2017 H Referred to Business & Industry
Caption:
Relating to notice to and rights of certain residential tenants of premises purchased at a foreclosure sale.
HB 3700
Author:
Walle
Last
Action:
03/31/2017 H Referred to Business & Industry
Caption:
Relating to the exclusion of a residential tenant from leased premises without judicial process.
HB 3879
Author:
Goldman
Last
04/25/2017 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption:
Relating to nonlawyer representation in an appeal of an eviction suit.
HB 3880
Author:
Goldman
Last
Action:
03/31/2017 H Referred to Business & Industry
Caption:
Relating to required notice by telecommunications utilities to owners or managers of a multiunit complex before performing work.
HB 4135
Author:
Rodriguez, Eddie
Last
Action:
03/31/2017 H Referred to Business & Industry
Caption:
Relating to the right to vacate and avoid residential lease liability following the occurrence of family violence.

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