STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
RS27615 / H0461
This legislation amends section 6-303 relating to unlawful detainer. This will provide a uniform process
for counties and sheriffs to follow regarding evictions after a court enters a judgment against a tenant. An
evicted residential tenant shall have seventy-two (72) hours to remove his belongings from the premises, and
commercial tenants will have seven days or longer if the court find good cause. Following the waiting period,
a landlord may remove the tenant's belongings. Additional terms to the three (3) days' notice for default of
payment is required.
There is no anticipated impact on the state general fund. This may decrease the number of times a county sheriff
is required to be on site during an eviction when leftover belongings are removed. Some county sheriff's offices
charge a fee to be on site to keep the peace.
Representative Doug Ricks
DISCLAIMER: This statement of purpose and fiscal note are a mere attachment to this bill and prepared by a proponent
of the bill. It is neither intended as an expression of legislative intent nor intended for any use outside of the legislative
process, including judicial review (Joint Rule 18).
Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Note Bill SOP/FN INTRODUCED: 02/10/2020, 9:05 AMStatutes affected:
Bill Text: 6-303, 6-316
Engrossment 1: 6-303, 6-311C, 6-316