March 21, 2003
HOUSE BILL No. 1897
DIGEST OF HB 1897
(Updated March 18, 2003 12:57 PM - DI 110)
Citations Affected: IC 32-31.
Synopsis: Landlord-tenant law. Provides that certain landlord-tenant
statutes do not apply to certain arrangements. Repeals a superseded
Effective: July 1, 2003.
Dvorak, Foley, Day, Hasler
(SENATE SPONSORS _ ZAKAS, BRODEN)
January 23, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce and Economic
February 18, 2003, reported _ Do Pass.
February 24, 2003, read second time, ordered engrossed. Engrossed.
February 26, 2003, read third time, passed. Yeas 93, nays 0.
February 27, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce and Consumer
March 20, 2003, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
March 21, 2003
First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1897
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 32-31-2.9; (03)EH1897.1.1. -->
IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2003]:
Chapter 2.9. Application of Residential Landlord-Tenant
Sec. 1. The definitions in
apply throughout this
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "residential landlord-tenant
statute" refers to any of the following:
Sec. 3. The residential landlord-tenant statutes apply to rental
agreements for dwelling units located in Indiana.
Sec. 4. The residential landlord-tenant statutes do not apply to
any of the following arrangements unless the arrangement was
created to avoid application of the residential landlord-tenant
(1) Residence at a rental unit owned or operated by an
institution that is directly related to detention or the provision
of medical care, maternity home care, education, counseling,
religious service, geriatric service, or a similar service.
(2) Occupancy under a contract of sale of a rental unit or the
property of which the rental unit is a part if the occupant is
the purchaser or a person who succeeds to the purchaser's
(3) Occupancy by a member of a fraternal or social
organization in the part of a structure operated for the benefit
of the organization.
(4) Transient occupancy in a hotel, motel, or other lodging.
(5) Occupancy by an employee of a landlord whose right to
occupancy is conditional upon employment in or about the
(6) Occupancy by an owner of a condominium unit or a holder
of a proprietary lease in a cooperative.
(7) Occupancy under a rental agreement covering property
used by the occupant primarily for agricultural purposes.
Sec. 5. This chapter does not limit the application of a statute
that is not a residential landlord-tenant statute to a residential
landlord-tenant relationship if the statute would otherwise be
applicable to the relationship.
SOURCE: IC 32-31-3-1; (03)EH1897.1.2. -->
IS REPEALED [EFFECTIVE JULY 1,