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2019 Texas Tenant/Landlord Legislation

Click here to see bills that have been filed in the Texas Legislature affecting tenants’ rights.

Number of Bills: 47

HB 69Author: Minjarez Rodriguez | Bailes | Collier
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Effective on 1/1/20
Caption:Relating to the right to vacate and avoid liability under a residential lease after a tenant’s death.

HB 174Author: Canales
Last Action:02/13/2019 H Referred to Business & Industry: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption:Relating to the expunction of records in residential eviction suits.

HB 175Author: Canales
Last Action:02/13/2019 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption:Relating to the amount of late fees that may be charged to certain tenants.

HB 302Author: Paul | Nevárez | Burns | King, Phil | Guillen
Last Action:
05/16/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption:Relating to the carrying, storage, or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition by certain persons on certain residential or commercial property.

HB 458Author: Paul
Last Action:02/20/2019 H Referred to Natural Resources: Feb 20 2019 12:02PM
Caption:Relating to notice of a scheduled disconnection of water utility service.

HB 624Author: Neave | Collier
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption:Relating to a landlord’s notice to residential tenants regarding rent increases.

HB 836Author: Rosenthal
Last Action:02/25/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption:Relating to a defense to prosecution for the criminal offense of theft of service.

HB 919Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption:Relating to the right to vacate and avoid residential lease liability following the occurrence of family violence.

HB 970Author: Walle
Last Action: 05/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption:Relating to notice requirements for leased residential property, manufactured home lots, or commercial property located in a flood zone.

HB 993Author: Coleman | Walle
Last Action: 05/15/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption:Relating to notice to a prospective residential tenant regarding a dwelling that is located in a floodplain or that has been damaged by flooding.

HB 1002Author: Collier
Sponsor: West
Last Action: Effective on 1/1/20 
Caption:Relating to the term of a parking permit issued to a residential tenant by a landlord.

HB 1202Author: Collier | González, Jessica
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption:Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of theft of service.

HB 1209Author: Rodriguez | Morrison | Moody
Last Action:
4/26/2019 H Postponed

Caption:Relating to the right to vacate and avoid residential lease liability following the occurrence of family violence.

HB 1519Author: Phelan | Israel | Ashby
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption:Relating to fees regarding a residential tenant’s failure to timely pay rent.

HB 1629Author: Morrison | Rodriguez | Herrero
Last Action:
04/26/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call

Caption:Relating to the right to vacate and avoid residential lease liability following the occurrence of family violence.

HB 1663Author: Herrero
Last Action: 03/12/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption:Relating to the right to vacate and avoid residential lease liability following the occurrence of family violence.

HB 1797Author: González, Jessica
Last Action:03/04/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 4 2019 5:43PM
Caption:Relating to an exception to prosecution for the criminal offense of theft of service.

HB 1859Author: Neave
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption:Relating to a landlord’s obligation to rekey a security device for a dwelling.

HB 1860Author: Neave
Last Action:03/05/2019 H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 5 2019 12:19PM
Caption:Relating to a landlord’s right to enter the dwelling of a residential tenant.

HB 1912Author: Meza
Last Action:
03/26/2019 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption:Relating to the right to vacate and avoid residential lease liability following the occurrence of family violence.

HB 2076Author: Neave
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption:Relating to methods of payment of rent and security deposits to residential landlords.

HB 2457Author: Canales
Last Action: 04/02/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption:Relating to certain obligations of and limitations on landlords regarding residential tenants’ rental payments, late fees, and security deposits.

HB 2554Author: Bucy
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption:Relating to regulation of the display of signs containing political advertising.
HB 3546Author: Rosenthal
Last Action:
04/25/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption:Relating to prohibiting an increase in the rent of a tenant residing in a development supported with a low income housing tax credit allocation.

HB 3556Author: Farrar
Last Action: 05/02/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption:Relating to notice to a prospective residential tenant regarding a dwelling that is located in a floodplain or that has been damaged by flooding.

HB 3564Author: Farrar
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption:Relating to remedies after certain casualty losses to residential rental premises.

HB 3569Author: Farrar
Last Action:
04/23/2019 H Left pending in committee

Caption:Relating to the dissemination of eviction case information.

HB 4015Author: Leach
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption:Relating to liability for the collection of late fees by a landowner or landlord.

HB 4065Author: Reynolds
Last Action: 03/21/2019 H Referred to Business & Industry
Caption:Relating to tenant liability insurance

HB 4125Author: Israel
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption:Relating to the creation of tenant legal services offices by counties to represent indigent residential tenants in eviction cases.

HB 4238Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption:Relating to certain municipal fees imposed on a landlord of a multiunit complex.
HB 4358Author: Sanford
Last Action: 03/25/2019 H Referred to Business & Industry
Caption:Relating to smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in residential rental units.
SB 19Author: Hughes
Last Action: 05/01/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption:Relating to the carrying, storage, or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition by certain persons on certain residential or commercial property.

SB 20Author: Huffman | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Campbell | Flores | et al.
Thompson, Senfronia | Krause | Collier | White | Davis, Yvonne
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption:Relating to the prevention of, prosecution of, penalties for, and other consequences of prostitution, trafficking of persons, and related criminal offenses and to orders of nondisclosure for persons who committed certain of those offenses; regulating occupations and property to prevent and respond to those criminal offenses, including requiring a student occupational permit for those purposes; authorizing fees; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses.
SB 125Author: West
Last Action: 04/30/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption:Relating to the term of a parking permit issued to a residential tenant by a landlord.

SB 183Author: Miles
Last Action:02/01/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption:Relating to a defense to prosecution for the criminal offense of theft of service.

SB 234Author: Nelson
Last Action:
05/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption:Relating to the right to vacate and avoid residential lease liability following the occurrence of family violence.

SB 472Author: Hughes
Last Action:02/14/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption:Relating to the carrying, storage, or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition by certain persons on certain residential or commercial property.

SB 498Author: Huffman | Alvarado
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action:
05/16/2019 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption:Relating to a commercial landlord’s or tenant’s remedies regarding certain unlawful activities in a multiunit commercial property.

SB 518Author: Zaffirini
Last Action:
04/30/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption:Relating to remedies after certain casualty losses to residential rental premises.

SB 519Author: Zaffirini
Last Action:02/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption:Relating to the dissemination of eviction case information.

SB 640Author: Huffman
Last Action:03/01/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption:Relating to notice requirements for leased residential property, manufactured home lots, or commercial property located in a flood zone.

SB 1047Author: West
Last Action:03/07/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption:Relating to the rehabilitation, demolition, or change in use of residential property occupied by a tenant.

SB 1414Author: Hancock
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption:Relating to fees regarding a residential tenant’s failure to timely pay rent.

SB 1440Author: Zaffirini
Last Action:3/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption:Relating to the effect of a foreclosure on a preexisting residential tenancy.

SB 1685Author: West
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption:Relating to methods of payment of rent and security deposits to residential landlords and authorizing associated service charges.

SB 1815Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/18/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption:Relating to notice to a prospective residential tenant regarding a dwelling that is located in a floodplain or that has been damaged by flooding.

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