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2021 Texas Tenant/Landlord Legislation

55 bills have been filed in the Texas Legislature in the landlord/tenant category. They can be seen here. TTU is following the bills listed below related to tenants’ rights, fair housing, and affordable housing.

HB 279Author:Rosenthal
Last Action: H Left pending in House Business & Industry Committee on March 16, 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:

Sponsor:
Walle | Morales Shaw | Hernandez

Huffman
Last Actions:05/10/2021 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 10 2021
Caption:Relating to notice requirements for a leased dwelling located in a floodplain.
HB 628Author:Rosenthal | Bernal | Johnson, Jarvis
Last Action:03/31/2021 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
05/05/2021 H Considered in Calendars
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: 05/07/2021 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption:Relating to certain municipal requirements imposed on a landlord of a dwelling or a multiunit complex.
HB 875Author:
Lopez
Last Action:04/23/2021 H Considered in Calendars
Caption:Relating to the prohibition of housing discrimination on the basis of age or certain housing needs and to the enforcement of that prohibition.
HB 886Author:Rosenthal
Last Action:H Left pending in the Urban Affairs Committee on Wednesday, April 7
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:04/16/2021 H Passed
05/06/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
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:3/5/2021 H Referred to Business & Industry
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:04/23/2021 H Passed
04/26/2021 S Received from the House
Caption:Relating to the maximum judgment amount awarded by a justice court in certain civil cases regarding the repair of residential rental property.
HB1470Author:Rodriguez
Last Action:H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 5 2021
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 1532Author:Reynolds
Last Action:H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 8 2021
Caption:Relating to a temporary abatement of evictions of residential tenants during a pandemic.
HB 1604Author:Murphy
LastAction:H Referred to Urban Affairs: Mar 9 2021
Caption:
Relating to requirements for beneficial tax treatment related to a leasehold or other possessory interest in a public facility used to provide affordable housing.
HB 1647Author:Walle | Crockett | Collier
Last Action:04/27/2021 H Passed
04/27/2021 S Received from the House
Caption:Relating to the confidentiality of eviction case information for evictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
HB 1930Author:Walle | Ramos | Collier
LastAction:04/28/2021 H Passed
04/28/2021 S Received from the House
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:H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 15 2021 
Caption:Relating to the regulation of short-term rentals by a property owners’ association.
HB 2537Author:Reynolds
Last Action:H Referred to County Affairs: Mar 17 2021
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 | Crockett
Last Action:H Left pending in Business & Industry on April 20, 2021
Caption:Relating to the rights of a residential tenant and duties of a landlord regarding a security deposit provided by the tenant.
HB 2801Author:Hernandez
Last Action:H Referred to Business & Industry Mar 18 2021
Caption:Relating to requiring a notice of proposed eviction for residential and commercial leases after a failure to pay rent.
HB 2906Author:Bernal | Campos
Last Action:04/14/2021 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption:Relating to the disposition of rental payments received by public housing authorities from tenants.
HB 3036Author:Campos
Last Action:H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 19 2021 
Caption:Relating to a temporary abatement of evictions for failure to pay rent during and after a disaster.
HB 3358Author:Rodriguez
Last Action:H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 22 2021
Caption:Relating to prohibited retaliation against residential tenants by landlords.
HB 3479Author:Rose
LastAction:H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 22 2021
Caption:Relating to the prohibition of housing discrimination on the basis of an individual’s criminal history and to the enforcement of that prohibition.
HB 3490Author:Deshotel
LastAction:H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 22 2021
Caption:Relating to the authority of an owner of residential rental property on which a tenant has defaulted on the obligation to pay rent during the COVID-19 pandemic to pay the ad valorem taxes imposed on the property in installments.
HB 3504Author:Lambert | Darby
Last Action:05/05/2021 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption:Relating to repairs made pursuant to a tenant’s notice of intent to repair and the refund of a tenant’s security deposit.
HB 3541Author:Turner, Chris
Last Action:04/20/2021 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption:Relating to a fee in lieu of a security deposit for a residential lease.
HB 3560Author:Zwiener
Last Action: H Left pending in the Business & Industry Committee on 4/06/2021
Caption:Relating to the interruption of utility service by a residential landlord.
HB 3639Author:Lopez
LastAction:H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 22 2021
Caption:Relating to notice to a customer or tenant required after an intentional shutoff of electric and water service.
HB 3882Author:Lopez
Last Action:H Scheduled for public hearing in Business & Industry on April 20, 2021
Caption:Relating to a landlord’s duty to inspect for and treat bedbugs in residential rental units.
HB 3903Author:Wu
Last Action: H Left pending in Business & Industry 04/13/2021
Caption:Relating to the confidentiality of eviction case information.
HB 4039Author:Walle
Last Action:H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 29 2021
Caption:Relating to certain rights and duties of residential tenants and landlords; imposing civil penalties.
HB 4059Author:Meza
Last Action: H Scheduled for public hearing on 04/13/2021 in Business & Industry
Caption:Relating to a tenant’s right to terminate a residential lease following certain outages of essential utilities.
HB 4077Author:Turner, Chris
Last Action:H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 29 2021
Caption:Relating to the duty of a residential landlord to send notification of an interruption in water service.
HB 4104Author:Johnson, Jarvis | Guillen
LastAction:H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 29 2021
Caption:Relating to a student’s right to vacate and avoid liability under a residential lease following certain declared disasters.
HB 4444Author:Neave | Guillen
Last Action:H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 29 2021
Caption:Relating to the authority of counties to prohibit evictions during a declaration of disaster.
HB 4490Author:Walle
Last Action:H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 29 2021
Caption:Relating to a landlord’s liability to a tenant for a casualty loss to residential rental premises caused by the landlord.
HB 4410Author:Sanford
Last Action:H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 29 2021
Caption:Relating to the consideration of the criminal history of an applicant for an apartment lease.
SB 265Author:West
Last Action:03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
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:03/09/2021 S Referred to Local Government
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:03/09/2021 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 417Author:Miles
Last Action:03/09/2021 S Referred to Jurisprudence
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 591 Author:Bettencourt
Last Action:03/11/2021 S Referred to Local Government
Caption:
Relating to requirements for beneficial tax treatment related to a leasehold or other possessory interest in a public facility used to provide affordable housing.
SB 558Author:Zaffirini
Last Action:03/11/2021 S Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption:Relating to the confidentiality of eviction case information.
SB 1040Author:Eckhardt
Last Action:03/18/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption:Relating to a landlord’s notice to residential tenants regarding rent increases.
SB 1288Author:Eckhardt
Last Action:03/18/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption:Relating to criminal history screening of applicants for residential tenancies; imposing civil penalties.
SB 1783Author:
Sponsor:
Creighton
Turner, Chris
Last Action:05/11/2021 H Placed on Local, Consent, and Res. Calendar
Caption:Relating to a fee collected by a landlord in lieu of a security deposit.

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