SB18-015

SB18-015 - Protecting Homeowners And Deployed Military

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the "Protecting Homeowners and Deployed Military Personnel Act".

The bill directs a peace officer to remove a person from a residential premises and to order the person to remain off the premises if the owner or owner's authorized agent (declarant) swears to a declaration making specified statements concerning ownership of the premises and the lack of authority for the person or persons who are on the premises to be there. The peace officer must allow the person a reasonable opportunity to obtain evidence of his or her authority to be on the premises.

A declarant:

 

  • Agrees to indemnify a peace officer and his or her agency for acts and omissions made in reliance upon the declaration; and
  • Is liable for actual damages, attorney fees, and costs for any false statements made in the declaration.

If the declaration includes a statement that the property has been altered or damaged, or if the peace officer sees evidence of alteration or damage, the peace officer shall collect the personal information of the persons removed and provide it to the declarant. A person removed from the property pursuant to the bill who alters or damages the property is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Senate Committees

Latest update: June 6, 2018
06/06/2018 - Governor Signed
05/17/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/17/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/16/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/08/2018 - Senate Consideration of Second Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
05/08/2018 - House Consideration of Second Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
05/08/2018 - Second Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
05/04/2018 - House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Reject, Discharge and Appoint
05/03/2018 - First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
04/27/2018 - First Conference Committee Result was to No Report
04/24/2018 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
04/23/2018 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
04/20/2018 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
04/19/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/18/2018 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/17/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/12/2018 - House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/21/2018 - House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
02/01/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
01/29/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
01/26/2018 - Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
01/25/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
01/22/2018 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
01/10/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary