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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: June 25, 2019 11:55 AM
From: Representative Keith Gillespie
To: All House members
Subject: Self-Service Storage Facilities Act.
 
In the near future, I plan on introducing legislation to make some timely updates to the Self-Service Storage Facilities Act. The legislation will make updates to newspaper advertising, late fees and access time to the storage unit.

Specifically, under current law, self-storage facility owners are only allowed to advertise in a newspaper. With the readership of newspapers declining significantly, this is not an effective way to reach an audience, so the bill allows owners to advertise on the Internet.

For late fees, there is no current law to address this, so the bill adds a late fee when a occupant fails to pay.

Finally, the bill addresses access to the unit. Current law requires the owner to wait 20 days before locking an occupant out of his/her unit. The bill changes this to 5 days.

These changes are significant in making the Act more modern and protect both the owners and the occupants.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation.



Introduced as HB1756