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Passed Virginia Gun Law HB857

  this is an pro-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Landlord and tenant law; general provisions and Act.

Description: Landlord and tenant law. Removes remaining differences between general landlord and tenant provisions and the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act by conforming provisions pertaining to residential dwelling units in the following areas: (i) termination of a nonresidential tenancy by self-help eviction or by filing an unlawful detainer action; (ii) tenant obligations to maintain a dwelling unit; (iii) notice to the tenant in the event of foreclosure; (iv) wrongful failure to supply heat, water, hot water, or essential services; (v) prohibited provisions in the rental agreement; (vi) early termination of a rental agreement by military personnel; and (vii) remedies for the landlord's failure to deliver possession. The bill also makes the following changes to landlord and tenant law: (a) clarifies the lease termination process; (b) provides that if a tenant allows his renter's insurance to lapse, the landlord may provide coverage and require the tenant to pay the premium; (c) establishes protection for landlords who provide tenant information to a federal census official; (d) authorizes a landlord or property manager to appear in court to seek final rent and damages related to a dwelling unit; and (e) clarifies remedies for a tenant's failure to prepare the dwelling unit for insecticide or pesticide applications.

Session: 2018 Regular Session

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0221)

Last Action Date: March 9, 2018


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1 sponsors: Christopher Peace (R);

Percentage of House Of Delegates sponsoring bill: 1% (1 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Mar 9, 2018 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0221)
Mar 9, 2018 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 221 (effective 7/1/18)
Mar 2, 2018 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 9, 2018
House Mar 2, 2018 Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2018
Senate Feb 28, 2018 Signed by President
House Feb 26, 2018 Signed by Speaker
House Feb 26, 2018 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB857ER)
House Feb 26, 2018 Enrolled
Senate Feb 22, 2018 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
Senate Feb 22, 2018 Read third time
Senate Feb 21, 2018 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
Senate Feb 19, 2018 Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)
Senate Feb 13, 2018 Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
Senate Feb 13, 2018 Constitutional reading dispensed
House Feb 12, 2018 VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 1-N 1-A)
House Feb 12, 2018 Read third time and passed House (97-Y 1-N 1-A)
House Feb 9, 2018 Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB857H1
House Feb 9, 2018 Committee substitute agreed to 18106539D-H1
House Feb 9, 2018 Read second time
House Feb 8, 2018 Read first time
House Feb 6, 2018 Committee substitute printed 18106539D-H1
House Feb 6, 2018 Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
House Feb 1, 2018 Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
House Jan 24, 2018 Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
House Jan 9, 2018 Referred to Committee on General Laws
House Jan 9, 2018 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102837D
Type Date State Link Text
Chaptered Mar 9, 2018 state link bill text
Enrolled Feb 26, 2018 state link bill text
Comm Sub Feb 6, 2018 state link bill text
Prefiled Jan 9, 2018 state link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)

House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N)

House: VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 1-N 1-A)

Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)

Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

Link: link to state bill page

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