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

Originally Posted: February 1, 2019
Last Updated: March 8, 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 from three days to 14 days 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

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.

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.