Rent Control Preemption Act

Rent Control Preemption Act

Summary

This legislation would effectively preempt all rent control ordinances at the local level. As a result, local governments would be prohibited from enacting, maintaining or enforcing an ordinance that would have the effect of controlling the amount of rent charged for leasing private residential or commercial property.

Model Policy

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Section 1. This Act may be cited as the Rent Control Preemption Act.

Section 2.

As used in this Act, “local governmental unit” means a political subdivision of this state, including, but not limited to, a county, city, village, or township, if the political subdivision provides local government services for residents in a geographically limited area of this State as its primary purpose and has the power to act primarily on behalf of that area.

Section 3.

(A) A local governmental unit shall not enact, maintain, or enforce an ordinance or resolution that would have the effect of controlling the amount of rent charged for leasing private residential or commercial property.

(B) This Section does not impair the right of any local governmental unit to manage and control residential property in which the local governmental unit has property interest.

Section 4. {Severability clause.}

Section 5. {Repealer clause.}

Section 6. {Effective date.}

 Reapproved by ALEC Board of Directors on January 28, 2013.

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