SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1387
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES COX (Sponsor), FISHER, SCHAAF, FUNDERBURK, SANDER, BIVINS, MUNZLINGER AND SCHARNHORST (Co-sponsors).
Pre-filed December 11, 2007 and copies ordered printed.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 441, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to payment of rent when a leased residence is destroyed.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 441, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 441.645, to read as follows:
441.645. In the absence of a written contract to the contrary, if a residence is destroyed by an act of God, including but not limited to fire or a tornado, or other natural disaster or man-made disaster, so long as the tenant was not the person who caused the disaster, the tenant shall not be liable to the landlord for rent during the remainder of the term of the lease agreement.