|Posted:||January 1, 2019 01:05 PM|
|From:||Senator Jay Costa|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Prohibition on Rent Rebates to be Assigned to Landlords|
|Please join me in sponsoring legislation, which was introduced as Senate Bill 377 in the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. This bill would make it unlawful for a landlord and tenant to enter into any agreement that requires a tenant to pay or assign to the landlord any part of a rent rebate to which the tenant is entitled under the Taxpayer Relief Act of 2006.
The Attorney General’s Office is granted the authority to enforce this act. Further, any landlord who violates the act would be required to fully reimburse the tenant for any portion of payment, along with penalties and interest on the total amount of the payment, to which the tenant was entitled.
I hope you will join me in sponsoring this legislation. Senators Fontana, Leach, Baker, Brewster, Haywood, Hughes, Boscola and Browne co-sponsored this bill during the previous session.