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 Bill Status of SB2988  93rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins - Miguel del Valle - Don Harmon - Kimberly A. Lightford - Iris Y. Martinez, Martin A. Sandoval, Barack Obama, M. Maggie Crotty, Christine Radogno, James T. Meeks and Mattie Hunter

House Sponsors
(Rep. Lovana Jones - Karen A. Yarbrough - Robin Kelly - Deborah L. Graham - Kenneth Dunkin, Julie Hamos, Charles G. Morrow, III, David E. Miller, Wyvetter H. Younge, William Davis, Arthur L. Turner and Larry McKeon)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/9/2004SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 93-0891

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Residential Tenants' Right to Repair Act. Provides that, if a repair is required under a residential lease agreement or required under a law, rule, or ordinance and the reasonable cost of the repair does not exceed the lesser of $500 or one-half of the monthly rent, the tenant may notify the landlord in writing of the tenant's intention to have the repair made at the landlord's expense. Provides that, if the landlord fails to make the repair within 14 days or more promptly in an emergency the tenant may have the repair made and, after submitting a paid bill to the landlord, deduct from his or her rent the amount of the bill, subject to specified limitations. Sets forth exceptions and provisions concerning mechanics lien laws. Provides that a home rule unit may not regulate residential lease agreements in a manner that diminishes the rights of tenants under the Act.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
New Act

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the bill. Provides that the tenant is responsible for ensuring that:(1)the repairs are performed in a workmanlike manner in compliance with the appropriate law, administrative rule, or local ordinance or regulation; (2)the tradesman or supplier that is hired by the tenant to perform the repairs holds the appropriate valid license or certificate required by State or municipal law to make the repair; and (3) that the tradesman or supplier is adequately insured to cover any bodily harm or property damage that is caused by the negligence or substandard performance of the repairs by the tradesman or supplier. Provides that the tenant is responsible for any damages to the premises caused by a tradesman or supplier hired by the tenant. Provides that a tenant shall not be entitled to exercise the remedies provided for in the Act if the tenant does not comply with these requirements. Provides that a tenant may not assert as a defense to an action for rent or eviction that rent was withheld under the Act unless the tenant meets all the requirements provided for in the Act. Provides that the Act does not apply to owner-occupied rental property containing 6 or fewer dwelling units. Provides that the Act does not apply to any dwelling unit that is subject to the Mobile Home Park Act or the Mobile Home Landlord and Tenant Rights Act.

DateChamber Action
  2/6/2004SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  2/6/2004SenateChief Co-Sponsor Sen. Miguel del Valle
  2/6/2004SenateChief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  2/6/2004SenateCo-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  2/6/2004SenateFirst Reading
  2/6/2004SenateReferred to Rules
  2/6/2004SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  2/10/2004SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  2/10/2004SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  2/19/2004SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Barack Obama
  2/19/2004SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 006-004-000
  2/19/2004SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading February 20, 2004
  2/20/2004SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  3/2/2004SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christine Radogno
  3/3/2004SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. James T. Meeks
  3/22/2004SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/22/2004SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  3/23/2004SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary
  3/24/2004SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Be Adopted Judiciary; 009-000-000
  3/24/2004SenateSecond Reading
  3/24/2004SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Collins
  3/24/2004SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 25, 2004
  3/24/2004SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/26/2004SenateThird Reading - Passed; 052-002-000
  3/26/2004HouseArrived in House
  3/26/2004HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/26/2004HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Deborah L. Graham
  3/26/2004HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  3/26/2004HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robin Kelly
  3/29/2004HouseFirst Reading
  3/29/2004HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/1/2004HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Lovana Jones
  4/20/2004HouseAssigned to Housing and Urban Development Committee
  4/27/2004HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah L. Graham
  4/28/2004HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Housing and Urban Development Committee; 018-000-000
  4/28/2004HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2004HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  4/29/2004HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/29/2004HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/4/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Julie Hamos
  5/4/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles G. Morrow, III
  5/4/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. David E. Miller
  5/5/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Wyvetter H. Younge
  5/5/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  5/5/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur L. Turner
  5/12/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Larry McKeon
  5/12/2004HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-003-000
  5/12/2004SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/10/2004SenateSent to the Governor
  8/9/2004SenateGovernor Approved
  8/9/2004SenateEffective Date January 1, 2005
  8/9/2004SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 93-0891

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