HB 138 Expedited Eviction Public Hearing

February 21, 2019 @ 1:30 pm 2:30 pm

HB 138 Expedited Eviction will be given a public hearing in the House Judiciary & Rules committee on Thursday, FEBRUARY 21 at 1:30 pm. Members of the public will be allowed to testify.

The Idaho Apartment Association (IAA) introduced HB 138, which seeks to amend the Unlawful Detainer Act so that all evictions in Idaho are completed within an expedited time-frame.

Read more about HB 138 HERE.

IAA’s proposed language purports to update Idaho landlord/tenant laws, but gives landlords the unprecedented ability to enact expedited eviction proceedings against a tenant with significant financial penalties if an eviction judgement is awarded against a tenant. Given Idaho’s statewide lack of access to affordable housing, this bill will significantly harm the housing rights of people with disabilities, children, seniors, refugees, immigrants, low-income Idahoans and others who are reliant on rental properties to provide them and their families with safe and secure shelter.

We invite members of the community to join us in sharing our opposition to this legislation with lawmakers.

The hearing will take place in room EW 42 of the Idaho State Capitol building, entrance to which is just off of 6th street.

We encourage folks who plan on testifying to arrive early in order to sign up. Prepared remarks should last no longer than 3 minutes per person.

Parking is free at the University of Idaho law school. There is also street parking via meters. The parking garage on the corner of Capitol Blvd. and Bannock St. is free for the first hour and $2.50/hr afterward.

Can't make it to the hearing in person? Share your opposition by contacting members of the House Judiciary & Rules committee directly (click on the "members" tab).