Residential Landlord Tenant Act; confidentiality of tenant records. (SB427)

Introduced By

Sen. Benny Lambert (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act; confidentiality of tenant records. Authorizes a tenant to designate a third party to receive a duplicate copy of a summons in an unlawful detainer action and any other written notices from the landlord. The bill provides that it shall not be construed to grant standing to any third party designated by a tenant to challenge actions of the landlord for which notice was mailed. The bill also provides that the failure of the landlord to provide the copy to the designated third party does not affect the validity of any judgment entered against the tenant. Read the Bill »


03/31/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 065310748
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/01/2006Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (14-Y 0-N)
02/03/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/03/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/06/2006Read second time
02/06/2006Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2006Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended SB427E
02/06/2006Printed as engrossed 065310748-E
02/07/2006Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2006Communicated to House
02/13/2006Placed on Calendar
02/13/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/16/2006Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing (Suit)
02/28/2006Reported from General Laws with amendment (22-Y 0-N)
03/01/2006Read second time
03/02/2006Read third time
03/02/2006Committee amendment rejected
03/02/2006Amendment by Delegate Hall agreed to
03/02/2006Engrossed by House as amended
03/02/2006Passed House with amendment (98-Y 2-N)
03/02/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 2-N)
03/06/2006Passed by for the day
03/07/2006House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/15/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB427ER)
03/16/2006Signed by President
03/31/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 491 (effective 7/1/06)
04/06/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0491)