HB19-1118 (Jackson & Galindo/Williams) Time Period to Cure Lease Violation

Originally Posted: February 1, 2019
Last Updated: June 5, 2019

Summary

This bill would increase the amount of notice that a landlord must provide to a tenant in the event of a lease violation before a landlord can initiate eviction proceedings against the tenant.

Position

The Children’s Campaign supports this bill. Families with children are evicted at significantly higher rates than other groups, and eviction has negative impacts on children’s health and academic outcomes, mental health and social-emotional development, due to the mobility and instability faced by families who are evicted. Mothers who were evicted in the previous year have higher rates of maternal depression, the effects of which are linked to reductions in young children’s behavioral, cognitive, and social and emotional functioning. Families who are evicted are more likely to experience homelessness or be forced to move into unsafe housing, both of which have negative impacts on children’s safety, well-being, and development. Pregnant people who experience homelessness are much more likely to have pregnancy complications, and prenatal homeless is associated with pre-term delivery and low-birthweight infants. This bill would allow families more time to cure a lease violation and reduce the likelihood that a family will face eviction.

Current Status

Signed by the governor on May 21 

Previous Statuses


February 1, 2019

Assigned to the House Business Affairs & Labor Committee where it is scheduled to be heard on Wed., Feb. 6 at 1:30p in LSB-A

March 1, 2019

Passed the House Transportation & Local Government Committee on a vote of 7-4 and now heads to the House floor for a vote. Stephanie Perez-Carrillo, Policy Analyst, testified in support of the bill.

March 8, 2019

Passed the House Transportation & Local Government Committee as amended on a vote of 7-4 and now heads to the House floor for debate. Stephanie Perez-Carrillo, our Policy Analyst, testified in support of the bill.

March 29, 2019

Passed the House on a vote of 38-26 and now heads to the Senate, where it is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Business, Labor, & Technology Committee on Mon. Apr. 1 at 1:30pm in Room 354.

April 5, 2019

Assigned to the Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee where it is scheduled to be heard on Mon., Apr. 8 at 1:30pm in SCR 354.

April 12, 2019

Passed the Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee on a bipartisan 4-1 vote and now heads to the Senate floor for debate. Sarah Barnes, our Manager of Special Policy Initiatives, testified in support of the bill.

April 19, 2019

Passed the Senate on a bipartisan vote of 21-14 and now heads back to the House for consideration of Senate amendments

April 12, 2019

Repassed the House with Senate amendments and now heads to the governor’s desk for signature