HB1645 (2018) Detail

Relative to forwarding addresses of tenants in landlord tenant actions.


HB 1645 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2611

10/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1645

 

AN ACT relative to forwarding addresses of tenants in landlord tenant actions.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Janigian, Rock. 8; Rep. Chirichiello, Rock. 6; Rep. Hinch, Hills. 21; Rep. D. Thomas, Rock. 5; Rep. Gay, Rock. 8

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires a tenant to keep an address on file with the court following a judgment for the landlord for unpaid rent or damages.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2611

10/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to forwarding addresses of tenants in landlord tenant actions.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Actions Against Tenants; Writ of Summons; Address.  Amend RSA 540:13 by inserting after paragraph III the following new paragraph:

III-a.  After a landlord makes a claim for unpaid rent or damages following service under paragraph III, the tenant shall be required to file and maintain a current forwarding address or legal address with the court in which the action was taken if the address changed following service, until the date of judgment under RSA 540:14.  A tenant who files a false address or who fails to maintain a current forwarding or legal address shall be subject to the penalty for violation of a court order.

2  New Paragraph; Actions Against Tenants; Judgment; Address.  Amend RSA 540:14 by inserting after paragraph III the following new paragraph:

III-a.  If the plaintiff makes a successful claim for unpaid rent and/or damages, the court shall require the tenant to file with the court a forwarding address or legal address to be maintained for 90 days from the date of the judgment.  A tenant who files a false address or who fails to maintain a current forwarding or legal address shall be subject to the penalty for violation of a court order.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2019.

Links

HB1645 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 20, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1645 Revision: 2216 Date: Nov. 13, 2017, 12:25 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Judiciary HJ 1 P. 18
Jan. 24, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/24/2018 11:00 AM LOB 208
Feb. 20, 2018 Executive Session: 02/20/2018 LOB 208
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 15-0; CC)
March 6, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 15-0; CC) HC 9 P. 26
March 6, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 48