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Bill Detail: HB23-1254

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Title Habitability of Residential Premises
Status Governor Signed (05/12/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Housing
House Sponsors K. Brown (D)
J. Mabrey (D)
Senate Sponsors L. Cutter (D)
House Committee Transportation, Housing and Local Government
Senate Committee Local Government and Housing
Date Introduced 03/21/2023

The bill expands conditions covered under the warranty of
habitability for residential premises in relation to indoor air quality, water
quality, and other health and safety issues. The bill adds water damage,
fire damage, and damage due to a natural or an environmental event as
conditions under which a residential premises is deemed uninhabitable.
The bill requires a landlord to have a residential premises
inspected and tested by a certified industrial hygienist or an industrial
hygienist to determine if the premises is safe for habitability. The bill also
clarifies landlord responsibilities in remediating a residential premises to
a habitable standard and how a tenant must give notice to a landlord if
there are habitability issues with the tenant's residence.
The bill directs the executive director of the department of public
health and environment to establish health and safety standards for
habitability by January 1, 2026.
The bill prohibits a landlord from retaliating against a tenant for
making a good faith complaint about the conditions of the residential
premises and provides conditions by which a tenant may terminate a lease
if a habitability issue is not remediated.

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