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2013 House Bill 5037: Clarify and enforce tenant duties
  1. Introduced by Rep. Joseph Graves (R) on October 1, 2013, to establish that tenants are responsible for keeping “the part of a dwelling the tenant occupies and controls” in a clean, sanitary, and safe condition unless the lease contract specifies a different responsibility arrangement, and authorize local governments to enforce this through violation orders issued to a tenant, with potential civil or misdemeanor penalties for not complying. The bill establishes procedures and various exceptions.
    • Referred to the House Local Government Committee on October 1, 2013.

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