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SB19-180

Eviction Legal Defense Fund

Concerning the creation of an eviction legal defense fund, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2019 Regular Session
Subjects:
Civil Law
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

The bill creates the eviction legal defense fund (fund). The state court administrator will award grants from the fund to qualifying nonprofit organizations (organizations) that provide legal advice, counseling, and representation for, and on behalf of, indigent clients who are experiencing an eviction or are at immediate risk of an eviction. The bill lists permissible uses of grant money awarded from the fund.

Organizations that receive a grant from the fund are required to report to the state court administrator certain information about services provided by the organization. The state court administrator is required to evaluate the use of grants from the fund every 5 years and submit that evaluation to the general assembly. The bill includes a legislative declaration.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Passed
Became Law

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