HB17-1159 - Remedies For Forcible Entry And Detainer

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning actions related to forcible entry and detainer.

The bill adds to the current descriptions of forcible detainer the act of a person preventing an owner from access to or possession of property by locking or changing the lock on the property.

The bill creates a procedure for the plaintiff to seek a temporary, mandatory injunction giving the plaintiff possession of the property if a complaint for forcible entry or detainer is filed. The procedure requires the plaintiff to store any personal property found on the property but allows the plaintiff to recover the costs of the storage.

The bill establishes as new crimes related to forcible entry and detainer the crimes of unlawful occupancy and unlawful reentry.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Latest update: April 27, 2017
04/27/2017 - House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
02/06/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary + Appropriations