HB 1247 - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES
HOUSE BILL 1247
SPONSORS: Rep. Conley, Straf. 13; Rep. Griffith, Hills. 18; Rep. Telerski, Hills. 35; Rep. Schultz, Merr. 18; Rep. Chase, Straf. 18; Rep. Vincent, Straf. 17; Rep. Wazir, Merr. 17; Rep. Kenney, Straf. 6
This bill creates a duty of good faith and fair dealing for mortgage lenders. This bill also prevents landlords from taking possessory actions for nonpayment of rent during the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak state of emergency.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
06/16/2020 1535s 20-2523
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
165:4-c Eviction Notice Not Required. The governing body and overseers of public welfare shall not require the issuance of an eviction notice before providing rental assistance. An eviction notice may be required to assist the applicant in documenting emergency needs for emergency assistance, timely application and decision making and referrals to other agencies with eviction notice requirements for consideration of addition rent arrearage assistance.
479:5-a Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing. A duty of good faith and fair dealing shall be implied in any loan secured by a mortgage of real estate, made by a bank, mortgage company, or any other financial institution. Such duty shall arise at the inception of the loan and continues until the borrower has fully performed all of his or her obligations under the note and mortgage, or the mortgagee has completed the foreclosure process pursuant to this chapter.
(a) Rooms in rooming and boarding houses which are rented to guests who have a primary residence in a different location.
540:9-b Provisions Related to the State of Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19).
I. In this section:
(a) "Landlord" means a property owner who meets the definition of landlord in RSA 540-A:1, I.
(b) "State of emergency" means the State of Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) Outbreak declared by the governor in executive order 2020-04 on March 13, 2020, and all extensions thereof.
II. No landlord shall file a possessory action based on nonpayment of rent or other lawful charges set forth in the lease or rental agreement, which became due and payable, in whole or in part, during the state of emergency, unless he or she has made a written offer to permit the tenant to pay the entire arrearage in partial payments over a 6 month period beginning with the first rental period following the date of the offer. Nothing in this paragraph shall preclude a possessory action for any other basis under the law.
|Jan. 14, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 18, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|March 11, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|June 9, 2020||Senate||Hearing|
|June 9, 2020||Senate||Hearing|
|June 16, 2020||Senate||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Judiciary HJ 1 P. 15|
|Jan. 14, 2020||Public Hearing: 01/14/2020 11:00 am LOB 208|
|Jan. 30, 2020||Subcommittee Work Session: 01/30/2020 01:00 pm LOB 208|
|Feb. 18, 2020||Executive Session: 02/18/2020 01:00 pm LOB 208|
|March 11, 2020||Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0687h for 03/11/2020 (Vote 12-7; RC) HC 10 P. 61|
|Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0687h (Vote 12-7; RC)|
|Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate|
|March 12, 2020||Amendment # 2020-0687h: AA VV 03/12/2020|
|March 12, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0687h: MA RC 188-108 03/12/2020|
|March 12, 2020||Introduced 03/12/2020 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 8|
|March 12, 2020||HB 1247 is vacated from Commerce and referred to Judiciary; (In recess 03/12/2020); SJ 8|
|June 9, 2020||Remote Hearing: 06/09/2020, 09:35 am; SC 22|
|June 9, 2020||Remote Hearing: 06/09/2020, 09:40 am, on proposed amendment # 2020-1363s; SC 22|
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|June 16, 2020||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1494s, 06/16/2020; SC 23|
|June 16, 2062||Committee Amendment # 2020-1494s, AF, VV; 06/16/2062; SJ 8|
|June 16, 2062||Sen. Chandley Floor Amendment # 2020-1535s, AA, VV; 06/16/2062; SJ 8|
|June 16, 2062||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-1535s, RC 14Y-10N, MA; OT3rdg; 06/16/2062; SJ 8|
|House Concurs with Senate Amendment MA RC (187-135) 06/30/2020|
|June 30, 2020||House Concurs with Senate Amendment (Rep. M. Smith): MA RC 187-135 06/30/2020|
|June 29, 2020||Enrolled (In recess 06/29/2020); SJ 9|
|June 30, 2020||Enrolled 06/30/2020|