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2021 Texas Tenant/Landlord Legislation

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HB 279Author:Rosenthal
Last Action:H Referred to Business & Industry: Feb 25 2021
Caption:Relating to pet deposits or fees collected by landlords.
HB 314Author:Collier
Last Action:H Referred to Business & Industry: Feb 25 2021
Caption:Relating to the provision of access to a dwelling by a landlord to a cotenant or occupant who commits certain offenses.
HB 531Author:Walle
Last Action:H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 1 2021
Caption:Relating to notice requirements for a leased dwelling located in a floodplain.
HB 628Author:Rosenthal
Last Action:H Referred to Urban Affairs: Mar 1 2021
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 754Author:Cain
Last Action:H Referred to Urban Affairs: Mar 1 2021
Caption:Relating to certain municipal requirements imposed on a landlord of a dwelling or a multiunit complex.
HB 886Author:Rosenthal
Last Action:H Referred to Urban Affairs: Mar 1 2021
Caption:Relating to the repeal of the prohibition against certain municipal or county regulation of the rental or leasing of housing accommodations.
HB 900Author:Huberty
Last Action:H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Mar 1 2021
Caption:Relating to the liability of a landlord for damages resulting from the execution of a writ of possession in an eviction suit.
HB 1470Author:Rodriguez
Last Action:01/29/2021 H Filed
Caption:Relating to the prohibition of housing discrimination on the basis of a person’s source of income and to the enforcement of that prohibition.
HB 1159Author:Murr
Last Action:01/15/2021 H Filed
Caption:Relating to the maximum judgment amount awarded by a justice court in certain civil cases regarding the repair of residential rental property.
HB 1532Author:Reynolds
Last Action:02/02/2021 H Filed
Caption:Relating to a temporary abatement of evictions of residential tenants during a pandemic.
HB 1647Author:Walle
Last Action:02/05/2021 H Filed
Caption:Relating to the dissemination of eviction case information.
HB 1659Author:Murphy
Last Action:02/08/2021 H Filed
Caption:Relating to the amendment of a residential subdivision’s declaration to affect certain types of property located in the subdivision.
HB 1772Author:Anchia
Last Action:02/10/2021 H Filed
Caption:Relating to the notice given by a property owner prohibiting a handgun license holder from carrying a handgun on the property.
HB 1930Author:Walle
Last Action:02/16/2021 H Filed
Caption:Relating to landlord and tenant dispute information reported by justice courts to the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System and made accessible to the public.
HB 1963Author:Beckley
Last Action:02/19/2021 H Filed
Caption:Relating to the regulation of short-term rentals by a property owners’ association.
HB 2537Author:Reynolds
Last Action:03/01/2021 H Filed
Caption:Relating to county regulation of short-term rental units in the unincorporated area of certain counties; authorizing a civil penalty; authorizing a fe
HB 2617Author:Lopez
Last Action:03/02/2021 H Filed
Caption:Relating to the rights of a residential tenant and duties of a landlord regarding a security deposit provided by the tenant.
SB 265Author:West
Last Action:12/21/2020 S Filed
Caption:Relating to the prohibition of housing discrimination on the basis of a person’s source of income and to the enforcement of that prohibition.
SB 308Author:Eckhardt
Last Action:01/11/2021 S Filed
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.
SB 314Author:Huffman
Last Action:01/11/2021 S Filed
Caption:Relating to notice requirements for leased residential property, manufactured home lots, or commercial property located in a flood zone.
SB 417Author:Miles
Last Action:01/25/2021 S Filed
Caption:Relating to reports to the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System on certain cases filed in justice and municipal courts.
SB 558Author:Zaffirini
Last Action:02/02/2021 S Filed
Caption:Relating to the confidentiality of eviction case information.
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