As reported in the Statesman Journal, the first legislative session occurred on Monday, February 4, 2019. If you are a property owner and/or landlord, and are wondering about the tone of recent politics, these quotes from the Statesman Journal will quickly get you up to speed.

Here are the “highlights” of the article:

  • Republicans were told weeks ahead of the upper chamber’s first and only public hearing for Senate Bill 608 that no amendments would be considered — a departure for the usually congenial Senate. 
  • The bill, which now goes to the full Senate for consideration, would limit rent increases to one per year and cap the maximum rent increase to 7 percent above the yearly consumer price index.
  • It also would prohibit landlords from issuing no-cause evictions after a month-to-month tenant has lived in a rental longer than a year.

It appears there is no real dialogue about the efficacy of the bill, as democrats were adamant that no amendments would occur.

From the article:

“Republicans were told weeks ahead of the upper chamber’s first and only public hearing for Senate Bill 608 that no amendments would be considered — a departure for the usually congenial Senate.”

Read the full article here