2007 Regular Session
To: Judiciary B
By: Representative Fleming
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT AN EMPLOYER THAT RENTS A SINGLE DWELLING TO MORE THAN ONE OF ITS EMPLOYEES THAT WILL OCCUPY THE SINGLE DWELLING AS A GROUP FROM DEDUCTING MORE THAN THE TOTAL RENT DIVIDED BY THE TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES FROM EACH EMPLOYEE'S SALARY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) For purposes of this section, "single dwelling" includes, but is not limited to, a room in a boarding house or any other type of home, one (1) apartment, a unit of a condominium, a factory-built home, as defined in Section 79-49-3, or any other place of dwelling rented by an employer as one to be occupied as a single place of residence.
(2) No employer that rents a single dwelling to more than one (1) of its employees who will occupy the single dwelling as a group shall deduct more than the percentage prescribed in this section from the employee's salary as rent for the single dwelling. The maximum percentage that an employer may deduct from an employee's salary shall be the total rent divided by the total number of employees living in the single dwelling.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2007.