HB473 (2021) Detail

Establishing a renter's insurance notification requirement.


HB 473  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0584

10/05

 

HOUSE BILL 473

 

AN ACT establishing a renter's insurance notification requirement.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Janigian, Rock. 8; Rep. Abbas, Rock. 8; Rep. Edgar, Rock. 21; Rep. Gay, Rock. 8; Rep. McBride, Rock. 8; Sen. Morse, Dist 22

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires landlords of residential rental 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0584

10/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

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. The renter’s insurance notification shall only apply to written rental agreements signed after the effective date of this section.

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

Links

HB473 at GenCourtMobile
HB473 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 26, 2021 House Hearing
Feb. 9, 2021 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB473 Revision: 31760 Date: Jan. 10, 2021, 1:51 p.m.

Docket


Sept. 7, 2021: Subcommittee Work Session: 09/07/2021 02:15 pm LOB 302-304


: Retained in Committee


Feb. 9, 2021: Executive Session: 02/09/2021 01:40 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/94408830780


Jan. 26, 2021: Public Hearing: 01/26/2021 02:30 pm Members of the public may attend using the following links To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/98678901926 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 2 P. 49