Bill heard to end governor’s executive order on evictions

The Senate Housing Committee passed a bill this week to phase out the eviction moratorium that was put in place in response to the pandemic. The phase out would be dependent on the reason for eviction action. Those who are unable to pay, based on income, would have the longest time (75 days) to stay in their home before they are evicted from the date the bill is enacted.

The proposal would also prohibit a governor from enacting any future executive orders that would interfere with the tenant and landlord arrangement going forward. This prohibition would mean future governors would be prohibited from enacting any future executive orders that put in place an eviction moratorium or similar housing actions during a natural disaster.

A similar provision is not moving in the House. The Senate bill was referred to the Civil Law and Data Practices Policy Committee. (SF 1470)