HB17-1310 - Residential Landlord Application Screening Fee

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning an application screening fee that a residential landlord charges a prospective tenant.

With respect to an application screening fee that a landlord may charge a prospective tenant, the bill:


  • Limits the fee to cover the landlord's actual costs;
  • Requires the landlord to provide any person who has paid the fee with either a disclosure of the landlord's anticipated expenses for which the fee will be used or a receipt that itemizes the landlord's actual expenses incurred. The landlord may provide the person with an electronic receipt, unless the person requests a paper receipt.
  • Requires the landlord to return any amount of the fee that is not used as authorized by law; and
  • Establishes a penalty for a landlord that does not comply with the requirements related to the fee.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


House Committees

Latest update: May 1, 2017
05/01/2017 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
04/24/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/24/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/21/2017 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/20/2017 - House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/17/2017 - House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/31/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance