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Senate Bill 0436


Senate Bill 0436

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Vacant and abandoned property. Applies restrictions on purchasing real property at a tax sale to persons who have a fee interest, a life estate interest, or the equitable interest of a contract purchaser in a vacant or an abandoned structure subject to certain enforcement orders. Makes it criminal trespass, a Class A misdemeanor, for a person: (1) not having a contractual interest in property, to knowingly or intentionally enter or refuse to leave the property of another person after having been prohibited from entering or asked to leave the property by a law enforcement officer when the property is vacant or designated by a municipality or county enforcement authority to be abandoned property and subject to an abatement order; or (2) to knowingly or intentionally enter the property of another person after being denied entry by a court order when the property has been designated by a municipality or county enforcement authority to be vacant property or abandoned property subject to an abatement order. Requires a court to grant a municipal corporation a continuous enforcement order that authorizes specific ongoing abatement activities on certain types of property as a part of an order enforcing an ordinance concerning a condition or use of property. Requires a hearing authority to grant an enforcement authority a continuous enforcement order that authorizes specific ongoing compliance and enforcement activities on certain unsafe premises as a part of an order enforcing an ordinance concerning a condition or use of the unsafe premises. Provides that if a second or subsequent judgment in a civil action regarding unsafe premises is entered against an owner during any two year period, a court may order the owner to
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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