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Status: PROCESSED Received: 23 Dec 13 18:45:59 Format: plain
Job: The Washington Times, 21 Jun 1921 Comment: View at LoC

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SENATETOACT ONEXTENSIINOF D. C. RENT ACi Amendment SENATETOACT ONEXTENSIINOF D. C. RENT ACt Amendment
to Statute Wouh Repay Back Rent to Tenants Under to Statute Wouh Repay Back Rent to Tenants Under
Favorable Decisions. Senator Baji today Introduced Favorable Decisions. Senator Baji today introduced
hi resolution extending the Ball Ron Commission his resolution extending the Ball Ron Commission
act for a seven-montl period in the Senate. act for a seven-month period in the Senate.
The resolution provides that thi rent law shall The resolution provides that the rent law shall
be continued fron October 22 next until May be continued from October 22 next until May
22, 1922 It provides that the Rent Commis sioners 22, 1922 It provides that the Rent Commissioners
shall be paid a salary ol $5,000 a year anJ the shall be paid a salary of $5,000 a year and the
secretary $2.001 a year. It also provides the secretary $2.001 a year. It also provides the
com mission with a counsel who shal reAresent commission with a counsel who shall represent
the commission in all liti gation. Garages, the commission in all litigation. Garages,
hotels, and other busines: properties are hotels, and other business: properties are
exempted from th4 terms of the resolution. exempted from the terms of the resolution.
Senatol Baill hopes that the resolution wi! Senator Bill hopes that the resolution will
be passed without debate. There is a considerable be passed without debate. There is a considerable
group in the Senate however, which will attempt group in the Senate however, which will attempt
to ex tend the Rent Commission act fo: longer to extend the Rent Commission act for longer
than the seven-mouth period provided for In than the seven-month period provided for in
the resolution. An important amendment to the resolution. An important amendment to
th Rent Commission act was placed i1 the resolution th Rent Commission act was placed in the resolution
as presented to the Sen ate. It provides a method as presented to the Senate. It provides a method
'by whici tenants can recover back rent that by which tenants can recover back rent that
I owing them under decisions of th Commission. I owing them under decisions of th Commission.
Its text is as follows: "That in all cases where Its text is as follows: "That in all cases where
the owne has prior to April 18, 1921, collecte the owner has prior to April 18, 1921, collect
any excess rent or charge, he may re turn much any excess rent or charge, he may return much
excess to tenants direct. ao< in default of excess to tenants direct. and in default of
his so doing upon ap plication by the tenant his so doing upon application by the tenant
to the Commis ston, a rule shall be issued again. to the Commis- ston, a rule shall be issued again.
such owner and served in the sam manner as other such owner and served in the same manner as other
notices from th Commission. requirtng such notices from th Commission. requiring such
owners t refund such excess to the tenant with owners t refund such excess to the tenant with
in ten days from the service of sucl rule, and in ten days from the service of such rule, and
in default of such refuni within the said ten in default of such refund within the said ten
days, the Corn missiori shall proceed to recover days, the Commission shall proceed to recover
dou ble the amount of the excess witi costs and double the amount of the excess with costs and
attorneys' fees as hereli 'provided." The attorneys' fees as herein provided." The
Senate District committee wil meet at 2 o'clock Senate District committee will meet at 2 o'clock
tomorrow afternooi to take up street railway tomorrow afternoon to take up street railway
merger leg islation. merger legislation.