HB 32 – Method of property
assessment. Requires the State Tax Commission to use the local
assessor’s property assessment method when the commission’s assessment is in
conflict with the local assessor’s assessment.
HB 146 – Sex offender real estate
purchases. Requires a registered sex offender purchasing real estate
to disclose that status to his or her buyer’s agent and the agent to disclose
the buyer’s status to the seller and specified neighboring residents.
HB 273 – Consolidation of title
and possession actions. Requires the consolidation of specified
civil court actions filed pertaining to the title of property in forcible entry
and unlawful detainer cases. Specifically, requires a court to consolidate,
upon timely motion by one of the parties, civil actions by one or more of the
same plaintiffs against one or more of the same defendants regarding a common
question of law pertaining to the title and possession of the premises at
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 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 151 – Notice to tenant of
foreclosure. Changes the notice requirement to a tenant in a
foreclosure action from ten days to ninety days.
SB 336 / SB 425 – Alternatives to
nonjudicial foreclosure. Allows debtors facing nonjudicial
foreclosure to choose mediation or judicial foreclosure as alternatives.
SB 442 – Assignment of property
tax liens. Allows a property owner to authorize a collector to
assign a property tax lien to a third party.