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House Bill 1573


House Bill 1573

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Sewer and storm water fees incurred by tenants. Provides that if: (1) property served by municipal sewage or storm water works is occupied by a tenant; and (2) either the property owner or tenant submits to the entity assessing user fees for the property a rental agreement, a lease, or a contract that: (A) is executed by the property owner and the tenant; (B) identifies the tenant by name; and (C) indicates that the tenant is responsible for paying the user fees for the property; the assessing entity shall establish or continue service to the property in the name of the tenant and shall ensure that the account or other customer or billing records for the property are in the name of the tenant, subject to any requirement for a deposit, or to any requirement to ensure the creditworthiness of the customer, that the assessing entity may lawfully impose. Provides that a lien does not attach for user fees assessed against real property occupied by a tenant if either of the following applies: (1) The assessing entity: (A) has received a rental agreement, a lease, or a contract indicating the tenant is responsible for paying the user fees; and (B) maintains the account or other customer or billing records for the property in the name of the tenant. (2) The account or other customer or billing records for the property maintained by the assessing entity otherwise indicate that: (A) the property is occupied by someone other than the owner; and (B) the person occupying the property is responsible for paying the user fees assessed with respect to the property. Requires the assessing entity to release: (1) any lien filed with the county recorder for user fees assessed against real property occupied by a tenant; and (2) delinquent user fees incurred by the tenant responsible for paying the fees; upon receipt of a verified demand in writing from the property owner.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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