Bill Details - HB1485 (2018)

HB 1485 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2496

10/06

 

HOUSE BILL 1485

 

AN ACT relative to security deposits.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Ammon, Hills. 40; Rep. McLean, Hills. 44; Rep. Sylvia, Belk. 6; Rep. Beaudoin, Straf. 9; Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29; Rep. Hinch, Hills. 21; Sen. Sanborn, Dist 9

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill increases the maximum allowable amount for a security deposit paid to a landlord to 2 months' rent.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2496

10/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to security deposits.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Tenancy; Security Deposits.  Amend RSA 540-A:6, I(a) to read as follows:

I.(a)  A landlord shall not demand or receive any security deposit in an amount or value in excess of [one month's] 2 months' rent or $100, whichever is greater.  Nothing in this section shall prohibit a landlord from entering into a written lease that requires the quarterly or less frequent payment of rent; provided, however, that the security deposit received in addition to the initial rent payment may not exceed the equivalent of [one month's] 2 months' rent.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Judiciary HJ 1 P. 12
Jan. 24, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/24/2018 01:30 PM LOB 208
Feb. 14, 2018 Executive Session: 02/14/2018 LOB 208
Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 10-8; RC)
March 6, 2018 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 10-8; RC) HC 9 P. 71
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
March 6, 2018 Suspend House Rule 65 (Reps. Hinch, Shurtleff): MA VV by necessary two-thirds vote 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 125
Special Order to 3/15/2018 Without Objection HJ 7 P. 49
March 15, 2018 Suspend House Rule 65; extending deadline for action to 3/22/2018 (Reps. Hinch, Shurtleff): MA VV by necessary two-thirds vote 03/15/2018 HJ 8 P. 69
March 21, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA RC 184-149 03/21/2018 HJ 9 P. 14

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 14, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote
March 15, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1485 Revision: 1885 Date: Nov. 3, 2017, 12:04 p.m.