Introduced by Rep. Kurt Heise (R) on October 8, 2013 To establish that the usual restrictions and penalties on a landlord interfering with a tenant’s legitimate possession of a rented residence do not apply in the case of “squatters,” defined by the bill as a person who took possession by “forcible entry, holds possession by force after a peaceable entry, or came into possession by trespass.” House Bill 5070 authorizes criminal penalties for some squatting violations. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on October 8, 2013
Reported in the House on October 30, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on November 13, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 13, 2013