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2019 Regular Louisiana Legislative Session Filed Bills
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The following are three bills that have been filed for the April 8, 2019 Regular Louisiana Legislative Session. It is important to note that these bills have only been filed and no action will be taken on them until sometime after April 8.

SB 26 by Sen. Danny Martiny, R-Metairie, makes numerous and substantial changes to the New Home Warranty Act.  SB 26 defines “punch list,” redefines and deletes many of the exclusions. Click here for a copy of the bill:  http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=1115221

SB 28 by Sen. Ed Price, D-Gonzales, makes substantial changes to residential leases and eviction requirements. It provides that a lessor shall not dissolve the lease for a lessee's failure to pay, unless rent remains unpaid for a period of ten days from the day payment is due. It also provides that the court shall render an immediate judgment of eviction upon showing that lessor is entitled to relief or occupant fails to answer. Provides that judgment shall be effective for not less than 90 days.  For exceptional circumstances, the rendition of the judgment of eviction of a residential lessee may be delayed for a reasonable time not to exceed seven calendar days to prevent undue hardship on the lessee. Click here to read the bill:  http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=1115903

HB 78 by Rep. Thomas Carmody, R-Shreveport, requires contractors to pay a license renewal fee for the benefit of construction education. It removes the contractor’s voluntarily option to dedicate $100 to construction management or construction technology programs. Click here to read the bill: http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=1115805

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