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143,23 Section 23. 704.44 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
704.44 Rental Residential rental agreement that restricts access to contains certain services provisions is void. (intro.) A Notwithstanding s. 704.02, a residential rental agreement is void and unenforceable if it allows does any of the following:
(1m) Allows a landlord in a residential tenancy to do any of the following because a tenant has contacted an entity for law enforcement services, health services, or safety services:
143,24 Section 24. 704.44 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 704.44 (1m) (a).
143,25 Section 25. 704.44 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 704.44 (1m) (b).
143,26 Section 26. 704.44 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
704.44 (2m) Authorizes the eviction or exclusion of a tenant from the premises, other than by judicial eviction procedures as provided under ch. 799.
143,27 Section 27. 704.44 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 704.44 (1m) (c).
143,28 Section 28. 704.44 (3m) of the statutes is created to read:
704.44 (3m) Provides for an acceleration of rent payments in the event of tenant default or breach of obligations under the rental agreement, or otherwise waives the landlord's obligation to mitigate damages as provided in s. 704.29.
143,29 Section 29. 704.44 (4) of the statutes is renumbered 704.44 (1m) (d).
143,30 Section 30. 704.44 (4m) of the statutes is created to read:
704.44 (4m) Requires payment by the tenant of attorney fees or costs incurred by the landlord in any legal action or dispute arising under the rental agreement. This subsection does not prevent a landlord or tenant from recovering costs or attorney fees under a court order under ch. 799 or 814.
143,31 Section 31. 704.44 (5) of the statutes is renumbered 704.44 (1m) (e) and amended to read:
704.44 (1m) (e) Threaten to take any action under subs. (1) to (4) pars. (a) to (d).
143,32 Section 32. 704.44 (5m) of the statutes is created to read:
704.44 (5m) Authorizes the landlord or an agent of the landlord to confess judgment against the tenant in any action arising under the rental agreement.
143,33 Section 33. 704.44 (6) of the statutes is created to read:
704.44 (6) States that the landlord is not liable for property damage or personal injury caused by negligent acts or omissions of the landlord. This subsection does not affect ordinary maintenance obligations of a tenant under s. 704.07 or assumed by a tenant under a rental agreement or other written agreement between the landlord and the tenant.
143,34 Section 34. 704.44 (7) of the statutes is created to read:
704.44 (7) Imposes liability on a tenant for any of the following:
(a) Personal injury arising from causes clearly beyond the tenant's control.
(b) Property damage caused by natural disasters or by persons other than the tenant or the tenant's guests or invitees. This paragraph does not affect ordinary maintenance obligations of a tenant under s. 704.07 or assumed by a tenant under a rental agreement or other written agreement between the landlord and the tenant.
143,35 Section 35. 704.44 (8) of the statutes is created to read:
704.44 (8) Waives any statutory or other legal obligation on the part of the landlord to deliver the premises in a fit or habitable condition or to maintain the premises during the tenant's tenancy.
143,35m Section 35m. 704.44 (9) of the statutes is created to read:
704.44 (9) Allows the landlord to terminate the tenancy of a tenant if a crime is committed in or on the rental property, even if the tenant could not reasonably have prevented the crime.
143,36 Section 36. 704.95 of the statutes is created to read:
704.95 Practices regulated by the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection. Practices in violation of this chapter may also constitute unfair methods of competition or unfair trade practices under s. 100.20. However, the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection may not issue an order or promulgate a rule under s. 100.20 that changes any right or duty arising under this chapter.
143,37 Section 37. 799.40 (1m) of the statutes is created to read:
799.40 (1m) Acceptance of rent. If a landlord commences an action under this section against a tenant whose tenancy has been terminated for failure to pay rent, the action under this section may not be dismissed solely because the landlord accepts past due rent from the tenant after the termination of the tenant's tenancy.
143,38 Section 38 . Initial applicability.
(1) Disposal of property.
(a) At landlord's discretion. The treatment of sections 321.62 (15) (a), 704.05 (5) (title), (a) (title), (intro.), 1., 2., and 3., (am), (b), (c), and (d), and 704.11 of the statutes first applies to property left behind by a tenant on the effective date of this paragraph.
(b) Notice that property will not be stored. The treatment of section 704.05 (5) (bf) of the statutes first applies to property left behind by a tenant under a rental agreement entered into or renewed on the effective date of this paragraph.
(2) Damages for failure to vacate. The treatment of section 704.27 of the statutes first applies to actions for damages, including eviction actions, that are commenced on the effective date of this subsection.
(3) Return of security deposits.
(a) Timing for return. Except as provided in paragraph (b), the treatment of section 704.28 (4) (b) of the statutes first applies to tenants vacating before the termination date of a rental agreement who vacate the premises on the effective date of this paragraph.
(b) Inconsistent provision. If a rental agreement that is in effect on the effective date of this paragraph contains a provision that is inconsistent with the treatment of section 704.28 (4) (b) of the statutes, the treatment of section 704.28 (4) (b) of the statutes first applies to that rental agreement with respect to the timing of returning a security deposit upon renewal.
(4) Severability of provisions. The treatment of section 704.02 of the statutes first applies to rental agreements that are entered into or renewed on the effective date of this subsection.
(5) Rental agreement void if tenancy may be terminated for crime. The treatment of section 704.44 (9) of the statutes first applies to rental agreements that are entered into or renewed on the effective date of this subsection.
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