HB 802: Landlord/Tenant/Shorten Eviction Time

Summary: Shortens the time tenants have to appeal an eviction order entered in small claims court from 20 days to 10 days. Allows landlords to file a motion to dismiss an appeal and requires that a tenant respond within 10 days to that motion or face the possibility of the court dismissing their appeal without a hearing. Reduces the time a tenant has to remove their personal possessions from their residence after a writ of possession is executed from 10 days to 7 days. Click here for official bill history, bill text, and vote records.

Status: Introduced in the House, heard in House Committee on Judiciary Subcommittee C and Senate Committee on Judiciary II. Passed  7/16/2013. Signed into law by Gov. McCrory 7/23/2013

WNC Legislators sponsoring the bill: none

Voting for HB 802
Rep. Roger West (R)
Rep. Michelle Presnell (R)
Rep. Joe Sam Queen (D)
Rep. Chuck McGrady (R)
Rep. Susan Fisher (D)
Rep. Tim Moffitt (R)
Rep. Nathan Ramsey (R)
Rep. Chris Whitmire (R)
Rep. Mike Hager (R)
Rep. Hugh Blackwell (R)
Rep. Josh Dobson (R)
Rep. Jonathan Jordan (R)

Sen. Jim Davis (R)
Sen. Tom Apodaca (R)
Sen. Martin Nesbitt (D)
Sen. Ralph Hise (R)
Sen. Warren Daniel (R)
Sen. Dan Soucek (R)

Voting Against HB 802
Not Voting