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2019 House Bill 1694: Allowing tenants to pay certain sums in installments
Introduced by Rep. Melanie Morgan (Parkland) (D) on January 28, 2019
Referred to the House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee on January 28, 2019
Referred to the House Rules Committee on March 1, 2019
Received in the House on January 13, 2020
Referred to the House Rules Committee on January 21, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Chris Corry (Yakima) (R) on February 17, 2020
Excludes fees or deposits to hold a dwelling unit or secure that the prospective tenant will move into a dwelling unit from this section requiring a landlord to permit tenants to pay deposits, nonrefundable fees, and last month's rent in installments.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 17, 2020
Received in the Senate on February 20, 2020
Referred to the Senate Financial Institutions, Economic Development & Trade Committee on February 20, 2020
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on March 3, 2020
Suspends requirement to allow installment payments if the property is located within a city, town, or county that has enacted an ordinance that limits ability of landowner to commence or complete an unlawful detainer action during specific months or times of the year unless the city, town, or county compensates the landlord for the cost of rent, as defined in RCW 59.18.030.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 3, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Mark Mullet (Issaquah) (D) on March 3, 2020
Changes the cap for a fee or deposit to hold a dwelling unit to twenty-five percent of the first month's rent. Removes the requirement that the fee or deposit to hold a dwelling unit can only be applied to the first month's rent.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 3, 2020
Received in the House on March 7, 2020

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