President's Message

Just one thing to say …

You did AMAZING in stopping SB 5961!

Now we defeat  HB 2114!! The Bill Process follows ...

A bill may be introduced in either the Senate or House of Representatives by a member.

  1. It is referred to a committee for a hearing. The committee studies the bill and may hold public hearings on it. The committee can then pass, reject, or take no action on the bill.
  2. The committee report on the passed bill is read in open session of the House or Senate, and the bill is then referred to the Rules Committee.
  3. The Rules Committee can either place the bill on the second reading calendar for debate before the entire body, or take no action.
  4. At the second reading, a bill is subject to debate and amendment before being placed on the third reading calendar for final passage.
  5. After passing one house, the bill goes through the same procedure in the other house.
    ….. Latest Breaking News …..
    HB 2114 passed the House and is still ALIVE!!
    54 yehs to 43 nays
  6. If amendments are made in the other house, the first house must approve the changes.
  7. When the bill is accepted in both houses, it is signed by the respective leaders and sent to the governor.
  8. The governor signs the bill into law or may veto all or part of it. If the governor fails to act on the bill, it may become law without a signature.

HB 2114 goes to the Senate

Our Work starts NOW!

Start calling and emailing your legislators and don’t give up! (See page 12 and page 28.) You were successful with SB 5961 and we need you again on HB 2114! Expect the Senate to make amendments, and then it will go back to the House for approval. The House approved it once and they will do it again!

We will watch the timelines, but remember this session is short and the Senate was not happy about losing their bill. Our lobbyists are working diligently to defeat it, but they cannot do it without your HELP!

HB 2114 - Rent Control - (OPPOSE)

  • 7% rent cap
  • Late fees capped at 1.5% of monthly rent
  • All move-in fees capped at 1 month’s rent
  • 180-day notice requirement for any rent increase over 3%
  • 20-day lease termination for rent increases in violation of the 7% cap
  • Ban on lower-priced fixed-term lease versus month-to-month
  • Extends consumer protection to RLTA
    • AG office oversight and enforcement for certain provisions
    • Mandatory damages of three month’s rent + attorney fees/costs
    • Defense to eviction

I’d also like to recognize your CCRA Board for getting the information to you and especially ELAINE ARMSTRONG, Vice President, for her continued efforts in staying in direct contact with Mark Gjurasic, WLA/CCRA Lobbyist. Also, BARBARA CARSON, Membership Director, for sending the legislative alerts immediately, and our fantastic Newsletter Editor, KARI FILBURN, for keeping us updated through the newsletter!!

Remember—Be Kind to Others! Stay Safe and Healthy!

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