Housing justice advocates in Georgia, including NLIHC state partner Georgia Advancing Communities Together (ACT), achieved a significant victory by securing the passage of a tenants’ rights law in the Georgia state legislature. House Bill 346, meanwhile, is designed to deal with serious cases of landlord misconduct. 11 HB 346/AP H. B. The state Legislature is considering a bill that would protect tenants from retaliation by a landlord after they file a complaint about unhealthy conditions. On March 28, 2019, HB 346 passed the Senate, with one amendment, and passed the House on March 29. House Bill 346 - The Tenant Retaliation Bill - South Cobb, GA - Four Republican Lawmakers gets the JOB done! House Bill 346. “This law is a ban on retaliatory evictions of tenants,” said state Rep. Sharon Cooper, R-Marietta, sponsor of House Bill 346. The Georgia Apartment Association, at the hearing on the bill, said it does not represent slum lords. A new Georgia law protects renters from being evicted for complaining about problems like mold, rats and bugs. Once passed, HB 346 reflects a limited and balanced approach to the issue that addressed the concerns raised by the Georgia Apartment Association, the Georgia Association of Realtors and the Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition, who have now removed their objections to the legislation. Gov. HB 346 would allow Georgia to join 41 other states (including FL, TN, TX, AL, NC, SC, MS VA, etc.) If this bill becomes law, landlords will no longer be able to retaliate against tenants with dispossessory action for reporting code violations to … that prohibit landlords from retaliating against tenants with evictions merely for seeking repairs for unhealthy and unsafe housing. Mold The Georgia Apartment Association, at the hearing on the bill, said it does not represent slum lords. • House Bill 346 - second leg of Criminal Justice Reform • Passed in 2013 • Contained legislation focused on mandatory minimum safety values and creation of the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform • Senate Bill 365 - third leg of Criminal Justice Reform • Passed in 2014 • Contained legislation focused on post-incarceration 346 - 1 - House Bill 346 (AS PASSED HOUSE AND SENATE) By: Representative Knight of the 126th A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1 To amend Title 48 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to revenue and 2 taxation, so as to change certain provisions regarding conditions under which certain House Bill 346 is sponsored by Rep. Sharon Cooper (R-Marietta), chair of the House Health and Human Services Committee. House Bill 346, meanwhile, is designed to deal with serious cases of landlord misconduct. Brian Kemp signed the measure, House Bill 346 , into law Wednesday.
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