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Ordinance 125222

Introduced as Council Bill 118817


AN ORDINANCE relating to residential rental properties; amending Sections 7.24.020, 7.24.030, 7.24.040, 7.24.050, 7.24.060, 7.24.070, and 7.24.080 of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC); adding new Sections 7.24.035, 7.24.036, 7.24.038, 7.24.110, 7.24.120, 7.24.130, 7.24.140, 7.24.150, 7.24.160, 7.24.170, 7.24.180, 7.24.190, 7.24.200, and 7.24.210 to the SMC; and repealing Section 7.24.090 of the SMC; all to limit the amount of security deposits and non-refundable move-in fees, to allow residential tenants to pay security deposits, non-refundable move-in fees, and last month’s rent in installments, and to establish enforcement provisions for Chapter 7.24.

Description and Background

Current Status:Passed
Fiscal Note:Fiscal Note to Council Bill No. 118817

Legislative History

Sponsor:Kshama Sawant
Date Introduced:September 26, 2016
Committee Referral:Energy and Environment
Committee Action Date:November 22, 2016
Committee Recommendation:Pass as amended
Committee Vote:6 (Sawant, Juarez, Gonzalez, Herbold, Johnson, O'Brien) - 0
City Council Action Date:December 12, 2016
City Council Action:Passed
City Council Vote:8-0 (Excused: Gonzalez)
Date Delivered to Mayor:December 14, 2016
Date Signed by Mayor:
(About the signature date)
December 16, 2016
Date Filed with Clerk:December 16, 2016
Signed Copy:PDF scan of Ordinance No. 125222



Proposed Amendment