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AANC LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

Emotional Support Animals

  • House Bill: HB796
  • Sponsors: Grange, Szoka, Hardister, B. Turner
  • Title: An Act To Require Landlords To Make Reasonable Accommodations For Persons With Disabilities To Have Medically Approved Emotional Support Animals In A Dwelling Unit.
  • Link to bill: https://www.ncleg.gov/Sessions/2019/Bills/House/PDF/H796v0.pdf
  • Summary:  Establish needed protections to curtail abuse while maintaining the ability for a person with a legitimate disability to have an emotional support animal under the Federal Fair Housing Act.

Private Process Servers

  • House Bill: HB881
  • Sponsors: Hardister, Szoka, Richardson, Cunningham (all are from counties that would be affected by the bill: Guilford, Cumberland and Mecklenburg). 
    Title: An Act To Provide For An Election By The Plaintiff To Utilize A Private Process Server In Counties With Populations Of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Or Greater.
  • Link to bill: https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2019/H881
  • Summary: Providing the option for larger counties to utilize private process servers in conjunction with county Sheriff departments to affix the summons on the door of the tenant, notifying them of the lawsuit and their court date.
  • Senate Bill: SB507
  • Sponsors: - Bishop, Edwards, Nickel
  • Title: An Act To Provide For An Election By The Plaintiff To Utilize A Private Process Server In Counties With Populations Of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Or Greater.
  • Link to bill: https://www.ncleg.gov/Sessions/2019/Bills/Senate/PDF/S507v1.pdf
  • Summary: Providing the option for larger counties to utilize private process servers in conjunction with county Sheriff departments to affix the summons on the door of the tenant, notifying them of the lawsuit and their court date.

Omnibus Bill- Landlord Tenant Changes

  • House Bill: HB880
  • Sponsors: Hardister, Ross, Richardson, Hunter.
  • Title: An Act To Codify Davenport V. D.M. Rental Properties, Inc., Regarding Criminal Records Of Tenants, Occupants, And Guests; To Allow For Authorized Individuals To Direct The Removal Or Disposal Of Certain Personal Property Of A Decedent Located In Leased Premises; To Authorize Collection Of Certain Expenses Related To A Summary Ejectment Proceeding And Execution Of A Writ Of Possession; And To Establish Procedures For Post-Judgment Settlement Agreements Between Landlords And Tenants.
  • Link to billhttps://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2019/H880
  • Summary: This bill is a collection of changes to the Landlord-Tenant Law that will reduce evictions records, lower the cost to provide housing, correct inconsistency within the law and provide clarity to existing procedures, laws and fees.

 

OTHER BILLS OF INTEREST LEGISLATION:

Doorstep Trash Service

  • House Bill: HB730
  • Sponsors:  Szoka, Corbin, Howard, Richardson
  • Title: An Act Requiring That Doorstep Refuse And Recycling Collection Containers Be Allowed In Exit Access Corridors Of Certain Apartment Occupancies Under Certain Circumstances.
  • Link to bill: https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2019/H730
  • Summary: To allow Doorstop Trash Service to continue in multifamily communities.

Affordable Housing

  • Senate Bill: SB316
  • Sponsors: Wells, Krawiec, Edwards
  • Title: An Act To Direct Certain Municipalities To Report To The General Assembly On Local Government Funding, Subsidies, And Activities Related To Affordable Housing.
  • Link to bill: https://www.ncleg.gov/Sessions/2019/Bills/Senate/PDF/S316v0.pdf
  • Summary: Proposals and studies to reduce the cost to construct housing.