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2013 House Bill 5037: Clarify and enforce tenant duties
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.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Local Government Committee on October 1, 2013