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HB41 (BR11) - J. Jenkins, K. Flood, M. Marzian, T. Riner, R. Smart, G. Watkins, J. Wayne

     AN ACT relating to tenancies in real property.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 383 to provide that, after the effective date of this Act, residential tenants who hold a domestic violence order, a pretrial release no contact order, or an interpersonal protective order may terminate a lease with at least 30 days notice to landlords, while the lease continues for co-tenants; establish civil action for a landlord's economic losses due to termination against persons restrained by protective orders; for those tenants or applicants for tenancy who hold an emergency protective order, a domestic violence order, a pretrial release no contact order, an interpersonal protective order, or a temporary interpersonal protective order, those orders cannot serve as a basis for denying a lease and new locks may be requested at the tenant's expense; create a new section of KRS Chapter 383 to provide that, after the effective date of this Act, rental agreements shall not penalize tenants for requesting assistance from emergency services.


HB41 - AMENDMENTS

     HFA1( J. Jenkins ) - Remove pretrial release no contact orders issued under KRS 431.064 out of the category of orders which allow lease terminatinon and retain those orders among the category of orders which cannot serve as a basis for denying a lease and which qualify for new locks.
     HFA2( J. Jenkins ) - Remove pretrial release no contact orders issued under KRS 431.064 out of the category of orders which allow lease termination and retain those orders among the category of orders which cannot serve as a basis for denying a lease and which qualify for new locks; require orders which allow for lease termination to restrain the adverse party from any unauthorized contact.
     HFA3( D. Meade ) - Remove requirement that landlord install new lock at the request of a protected tenant; allow tenant to arrange for new lock, require notice of new locks to landlord within 48 hours.
     HFA4( J. Jenkins ) - Remove pretrial release no contact orders issued under KRS 431.064 out of the category of orders which allow lease termination and retain those orders among the category of orders which cannot serve as a basis for denying a lease and which qualify for new locks; require orders which allow for lease termination to restrain the adverse party from any unauthorized contact; provide landlords with 48 hours in which to respond to a request from a protected tenant to change the locks, and allow a protected tenant to change the locks at the tenant's expense; for protected tenants who entered a lease or rental agreement with a protective order already in place to terminate a lease, add the requirement that the tenant demonstrate a safety concern to the landlord.
     HFA5( J. Jenkins ) - Remove pretrial release no contact orders issued under KRS 431.064 out of the category of orders which allow lease termination and retain those orders among the category of orders which cannot serve as a basis for denying a lease and which qualify for new locks; require orders which allow for lease termination to restrain the adverse party from any unauthorized contact; provide landlords with 72 hours in which to respond to a request from a protected tenant to change the locks; allow a protected tenant to change the locks at the tenant's expense; add the requirement that a tenant demonstrate a safety concern to the landlord in order to terminate a lease, if the tenant is a protected tenant who entered a lease or rental agreement with a protective order already in place.

     Sep 03, 2015 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
     Jan 05, 2016 - introduced in House; to Judiciary (H)
     Jan 25, 2016 - posted in committee
     Jan 27, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Jan 28, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, January 29
     Feb 01, 2016 - floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 03, 2016 - floor amendment (2) filed
     Feb 11, 2016 - floor amendment (3) filed
     Feb 19, 2016 - floor amendment (4) filed
     Feb 22, 2016 - floor amendment (5) filed
     Feb 24, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 90-3 with floor amendment (5)
     Feb 25, 2016 - received in Senate
     Feb 29, 2016 - to Judiciary (S)