.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 2151, the first engrossment, as follows:
Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
"Section 1. [504B.272] DUTY TO MITIGATE DAMAGES.
1.4A landlord or a tenant who is seeking damages for a breach of a residential lease
1.5must make reasonable efforts to mitigate the damages due to the breach, including
1.6allowing the sublease or assignment of the lease of the residential real property by a
1.7suitable tenant, unless the sublease or assignment is prohibited by an applicable rule
1.8governing a subsidized housing program. For the purposes of this section, "applicable
1.9rule" means a federal, state, municipal, or government statute, ordinance, regulation,
1.10handbook, guidebook, model lease, or similar program requirement. In making reasonable
1.11efforts to mitigate damages, the landlord is not obligated to offer any preferential treatment
1.12to show or lease the unit in question before other currently vacant units.