Bill Text - HB1320 (2020)

Establishing a renter's insurance notification requirement.


Revision: Dec. 2, 2019, 2:29 p.m.

HB 1320 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2286

10/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1320

 

AN ACT establishing a renter's insurance notification requirement.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Janigian, Rock. 8; Rep. DeClercq, Rock. 8; Rep. Gay, Rock. 8; Rep. Abbas, Rock. 8; Rep. Edgar, Rock. 21; Sen. Morse, Dist 22; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires landlords of residential property to include in the rental agreement a statement on the purchase of renter's insurance by the tenant.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2286

10/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT establishing a renter's insurance notification requirement.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Renter's Insurance Notification.  Amend RSA 540 by inserting after section 28 the following new section:

540:28-a  Renter's Insurance Notification.  A landlord of a residential rental property that is rented for a duration of longer than one month, shall include within the rental agreement a sentence that informs the tenant that the landlord's insurance does not cover the tenant's belongings from loss or damage and that the landlord recommends that the tenant purchase renter's insurance.  The cost of the renter's insurance shall be borne by the tenant if the tenant decides to purchase the insurance.

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

HB 1320 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2286

10/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1320

 

AN ACT establishing a renter's insurance notification requirement.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Janigian, Rock. 8; Rep. DeClercq, Rock. 8; Rep. Gay, Rock. 8; Rep. Abbas, Rock. 8; Rep. Edgar, Rock. 21; Sen. Morse, Dist 22; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires landlords of residential property to include in the rental agreement a statement on the purchase of renter's insurance by the tenant.

 

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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.

20-2286

10/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT establishing a renter's insurance notification requirement.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Renter's Insurance Notification.  Amend RSA 540 by inserting after section 28 the following new section:

540:28-a  Renter's Insurance Notification.  A landlord of a residential rental property that is rented for a duration of longer than one month, shall include within the rental agreement a sentence that informs the tenant that the landlord's insurance does not cover the tenant's belongings from loss or damage and that the landlord recommends that the tenant purchase renter's insurance.  The cost of the renter's insurance shall be borne by the tenant if the tenant decides to purchase the insurance.

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