View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 3145 The Committee on Judiciary proposes the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3145 (COUNCIL\MS\3145C001.MS.AC13):

Reference is to the bill as introduced.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting Section 27-37-45(A)(1)(a), as contained in SECTION 1, on page 1, lines 25-30, and inserting:

/      "(1)(a)      'Malicious damage to property' means the intentional, wrongful, or deliberately harmful infliction of substantial destruction, defacing, damaging, impairment, or removal of any part of the premises by the tenant, a member of his household, or his guest without just cause, excuse, or legal justification. For purposes of this section, damage to premises is 'substantial' if it exceeds two times the security deposit. 'Malicious damage to property' does not include repairs or improvements to the leased premises." /

Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.