Status Summary

First reading, referred to Housing, Human Services & Veterans on 2.1.21.

Public hearing in the House Committee on Housing, Human Services & Veterans on 2.9.21. 
 
Executive action taken in the House Committee on Housing, Human Services & Veterans on 2.11.21. 
 
Referred to Rules 2 Review on 2.15.21. 
 
Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading on 3.1.21.

Returned to Rules Committee for second reading on 3.10.21.
 
(updated 4.23.21)

Legislative Session

2021

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Morgan

Among other provisions, HB1441 establishes that a landlord may not, based on a balance of rent due that was accrued during an eviction moratorium and has not been paid by an otherwise eligible prospective tenant, or based on an eviction that resulted from unpaid rent that accrued during an eviction moratorium: 

(a) Refuse to lease or rent any real property to a prospective tenant; 

(b) Make any distinction, discrimination, or restriction against a prospective tenant in the price, terms, conditions, fees, or privileges relating to the rental, lease, or occupancy of real property or in the furnishing of any facilities or services in connection with the rental, lease, or occupancy of real property; 

(c) Attempt to discourage the rental or lease of any real property to a prospective tenant.

A person in violation of this section shall be held liable in a civil action up to four and one-half times the monthly rent of the real property at issue, as well as court costs and reasonable attorneys' fees.