HB 260 – Use of credit
information in underwriting. Changes the laws regarding the use of
credit information when underwriting insurance contracts and prohibits insurers
from taking adverse actions based on a person’s credit report or insurance
HB 302 / SB 189 – Failure to
vacate leased premises. Creates the crime of the failure to vacate
leased premises in a rent and possession case. Once a landlord recovers
possession of premises rented or leased through an eviction, and after 10 days
from the date of the judgment, the judgment is not set aside or an application
for trial de novo has not been filed, if a tenant willfully refuses to vacate
and surrender possession of the premises to the landlord or the landlord’s
agent, the tenant is guilty of a class B misdemeanor. In scope. Oppose.
HB 360 – Mental health care for
victims of abuse and neglect. Prohibits the denial of mental health
care and treatment for children who are alleged victims of abuse and neglect
and requires guardians ad litem to have training in child abuse and neglect or
in mental health.
HB 717 – Age limit for foster
care. Increases the age limit for when a youth may reenter foster
care from 18 to 21 years of age.
HB 718 – Age limit for foster
care. Extends foster care until age twenty-one for certain children.
HB 749 – Landlord-tenant actions.
Changes the laws regarding landlord-tenant actions. In addition to
other provisions, this legislation allows a landlord to contact animal control
to have an unauthorized pet removed from the tenant’s property or may terminate
a lease agreement; shortens the time for setting of a court date in an unlawful
detainer action from 21 days from the date the summons is issued to 14 days
from the date the summons was issued; states that if a tenant does not appear
at the hearing and has judgment rendered against him or her, his or her right
to appeal is forfeited and the landlord shall be entitled to claim immediate
possession of the property.
SB 245 – Waiver of court expenses
for law school clinics. Adds law school clinics to the list of
organizations who may waive court expenses without filing a motion. In