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2013 House Bill 4613: Establish dead tenant procedures for landlords

Public Act 127 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. Margaret O'Brien (R) on April 24, 2013, to establish specific property entry procedures and notice requirements to be followed by a landlord who believes a tenant has died. Also, to shorten the statute of limitations on a tenant suing a landlord for unlawfully interfering with the premises.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on April 24, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Sean McCann (D) on May 15, 2013, to strip out the provision shortening the statute of limitations on a tenant suing a landlord for unlawfully interfering with the premises. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 15, 2013.
  2. Passed 89 to 18 in the House on May 16, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on May 21, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 21, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 12, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on September 25, 2013, to establish specific property entry procedures and notice requirements to be followed by a landlord who believes a tenant has died. Also, to shorten the statute of limitations on a tenant suing a landlord for unlawfully interfering with the premises.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 8, 2013.

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