HB 6

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Nov 18, 2019
  • Passed House Feb 07, 2020
  • Passed Senate Mar 03, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Mar 27, 2020

Virginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices, sources of funds.

Abstract

Virginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices; source of funds. Adds discrimination on the basis of a person's source of funds to the list of unlawful discriminatory housing practices. The bill creates an exemption for an owner or owner's managing agent, provided that such owner does not own more than four rental dwelling units or more than a 10 percent interest in more than four rental dwelling units in the Commonwealth at the time of the alleged discriminatory housing practice. The bill allows an owner or owner's managing agent to deny or limit a person's rental or occupancy of a rental dwelling unit based on the person's source of funds for that unit if such source is not approved within 15 days of the person's submission of the request for tenancy approval. The bill defines "source of funds" as any source that lawfully provides funds to or on behalf of a renter or buyer of housing, including any assistance, benefit, or subsidy program, whether such program is administered by a governmental or nongovernmental entity. This bill incorporates HB 357.

Virginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices; source of funds. Adds discrimination on the basis of a person's source of funds to the list of unlawful discriminatory housing practices. The bill creates an exemption for an owner or owner's managing agent, provided that such owner does not own more than four rental dwelling units or more than a 10 percent interest in more than four rental dwelling units in the Commonwealth at the time of the alleged discriminatory housing practice. The bill defines "source of funds" as any source that lawfully provides funds to or on behalf of a renter or buyer of housing, including any assistance, benefit, or subsidy program, whether such program is administered by a governmental or nongovernmental entity. This bill incorporates HB 357.

Virginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices. Adds discrimination on the basis of a person's source of funds to the list of unlawful discriminatory housing practices. The bill defines "source of funds" as any source that lawfully provides funds to or on behalf of a renter or buyer of housing, including any assistance, benefit, or subsidy program, whether such program is administered by a governmental or nongovernmental entity.

Bill Sponsors (25)

Votes


Actions


Mar 27, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 477 (effective 7/1/20)

Mar 12, 2020

Office of the Governor

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

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020

Mar 09, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB6ER)

Mar 08, 2020

House

Signed by Speaker

Mar 07, 2020

House

Enrolled

Senate

Signed by President

Mar 04, 2020

House

Senate amendments agreed to by House (57-Y 38-N)

House

VOTE: Adoption (57-Y 38-N)

House

Placed on Calendar

Mar 03, 2020

Senate

Engrossed by Senate as amended

Senate

Passed Senate with amendments (25-Y 15-N)

Senate

Read third time

Mar 02, 2020

Senate

Committee amendment rejected

Senate

Passed by for the day

Senate

Amendment by Senator McCLellan agreed to

Senate

Reading of amendment waived

Senate

Read third time

Feb 28, 2020

Senate

Passed by for the day

Feb 27, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

Feb 26, 2020

Senate

Reported from Finance and Appropriations (13-Y 0-N 2-A)

Feb 19, 2020

Senate

Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Senate

Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (8-Y 6-N)

Feb 10, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB6H1)

Senate

Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Feb 07, 2020

House

Read third time and passed House (61-Y 37-N)

House

VOTE: Passage (61-Y 37-N)

House

Pending question ordered

Feb 06, 2020

House

Read second time

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB6H1

House

Committee substitute agreed to 20107395D-H1

Feb 05, 2020

House

Read first time

Feb 04, 2020

House

Committee substitute printed 20107395D-H1

House

Incorporates HB357 (Lopez)

House

Reported from General Laws with substitute (14-Y 8-N)

Jan 30, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 2-N)

Jan 27, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB6)

Jan 15, 2020

House

Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection

Nov 18, 2019

House

Referred to Committee on General Laws

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100177D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from DPB (HB6) HTML
Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB6H1 HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB6ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0477) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: HB6ASR HTML
Amendment: HB6ASE HTML
Amendment: HB6AS HTML

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