Expedited evictions for college students killed

Expedited evictions for college students killed

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A legislative panel has killed a proposal that would have allowed colleges to evict students living in campus housing in as few as three days.

House Bill 238 would have eliminated the need for schools to go through a lengthy judicial process to evict tenants that usually takes about six weeks. Rep. Kory Holdaway, R-Taylorsville, says 24 other states have similar laws.

The bill sailed through the House without an opposing vote, but lawmakers in the Senate said that colleges shouldn't have different rules governing leases than other landlords.

HB 238 died in a Senate committee Friday on a 4-to-2 vote.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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