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HB 393

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 02, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 10, 2020
  • Passed Senate Feb 28, 2020
  • Governor

Landlord and tenant; statement of tenant rights and responsibilities.

Abstract

Landlord and tenant; tenant rights and responsibilities. Requires the Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development to develop a statement of tenant rights and responsibilities explaining in plain language the rights and responsibilities of tenants under the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (§ 55.1-1200 et seq.) and maintain such statement on the Department's website along with a form to be signed by the parties to a rental agreement. The bill requires that the statement be provided to any prospective tenant and that the form developed by the Department be signed by the parties to the rental agreement. The bill prohibits a landlord from filing or maintaining an action against a tenant in a court of law for any alleged lease violation until he has provided the tenant with the statement of tenant rights and responsibilities. This bill is identical to SB 707.

Landlord and tenant; statement of tenant rights and responsibilities. Requires that the Director of Housing and Community Development develop a statement of tenant rights and responsibilities explaining in plain language the rights and responsibilities of tenants under the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and maintain such statement on the Department's website. The bill requires the Director to develop and maintain on the Department's website a printable form to be signed by the parties to a written rental agreement acknowledging that the tenant has received from the landlord the statement of tenant rights and responsibilities and requires a landlord to furnish to a prospective tenant, at the time of furnishing an unsigned copy of the proposed written rental agreement, the statement of tenant rights and responsibilities for signature by the parties to the rental agreement. The landlord may not file or maintain an action against the tenant in a court of law for any alleged lease violation until he has provided the tenant with such statement.

Landlord and tenant; tenant rights and responsibilities; Tenant Bill of Rights. Requires that the Director of Housingand Community Development develop a Tenant Bill of Rights explainingin plain language the rights and responsibilities of tenants underthe Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and maintain suchstatement on the Department's website. The Director must also developand maintain on the Department's website a form to be signed by theparties to a written rental agreement acknowledging that the tenanthas been advised to review the Tenant Bill of Rights. A landlordmust furnish to a prospective tenant, at the time of furnishing anunsigned copy of the proposed written rental agreement, the formcontaining the Tenant Bill of Rights for signature by the partiesto the rental agreement. The landlord is required to provide a copyof the signed Tenant Bill of Rights form to the tenant.

Bill Sponsors (4)

Jeion A. Ward

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 92
Primary

Ibraheem S. Samirah

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 86
Cosponsor

Lashrecse D. Aird

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 63
Cosponsor

Elizabeth R. Guzman

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 31
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Apr 09, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 985 (effective 7/1/20)

Mar 20, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB393ER)

Mar 19, 2020

House

Signed by Speaker

Mar 18, 2020

Senate

Signed by President

House

Enrolled

Mar 07, 2020

House

Conference report agreed to by House (64-Y 35-N)

House

VOTE: Adoption (64-Y 35-N)

Senate

Conference report agreed to by Senate (29-Y 10-N)

Mar 05, 2020

Senate

Conferees appointed by Senate

Virginia General Assembly

Amended by conference committee

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB393S1)

Mar 04, 2020

House

House acceded to request

House

Conferees appointed by House

Mar 03, 2020

Senate

Senate requested conference committee

Senate

Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 2-N)

Mar 02, 2020

House

Senate substitute rejected by House 20109168D-S1 (0-Y 100-N)

House

VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 100-N)

House

Placed on Calendar

Feb 28, 2020

Senate

Read third time

Senate

Passed Senate with substitute (31-Y 6-N)

Senate

Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB393S1

Senate

Committee substitute agreed to 20109168D-S1

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Feb 27, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

Feb 26, 2020

Senate

Committee substitute printed 20109168D-S1

Senate

Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (13-Y 1-N)

Feb 19, 2020

Senate

Reported from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 0-N)

Senate

Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Feb 11, 2020

Senate

Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB393H1)

Feb 10, 2020

House

Read third time and passed House (70-Y 27-N)

House

VOTE: Passage (70-Y 27-N)

Feb 07, 2020

House

Read second time

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB393H1

House

Committee substitute agreed to 20107130D-H1

Feb 06, 2020

House

Read first time

Feb 05, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)

House

Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N)

House

Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources

Feb 04, 2020

House

Committee substitute printed 20107130D-H1

House

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

House

Reported from General Laws with substitute (18-Y 4-N)

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

Jan 30, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)

House

Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations

House

House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered

Jan 23, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB393)

Jan 15, 2020

House

Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection

Jan 02, 2020

House

Referred to Committee on General Laws

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101625D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from DPB (HB393) HTML
Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB393H1 HTML
Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB393S1 HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB393ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0985) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: HB393AC HTML

Sources

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