Landlord and tenant; not to be evicted for certain disturbances that occur on leased premises. (SB118)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Vince Callahan (R-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria), Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Landlord and tenant duties and responsibilities; evictions; domestic violence. Provides that a tenant may not be evicted because of family abuse against the tenant that occurs on the leased premises where the perpetrator has been barred from the dwelling unit or subjected to a protective order if the tenant makes certain timely notifications to the landlord. Read the Bill »


04/05/2006: signed by governor


01/09/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 065325744
01/09/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/07/2006Committee substitute printed 064632744-S1
02/07/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006Read second time
02/08/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/08/2006Committee substitute agreed to 064632744-S1
02/08/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB118S1
02/09/2006Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2006Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
03/01/2006Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N)
03/03/2006Read second time
03/06/2006Read third time
03/06/2006Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB118ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Signed by President
04/05/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 717 (effective 7/1/06)
04/17/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0717)