Unlawful detainer actions; bad faith by tenant. (HB2244)

Introduced By

Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unlawful detainer actions; bad faith by tenant. Provides for a shorter period of time (10 days) for an initial hearing on an unlawful detainer action filed to terminate a tenancy pursuant to the Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act, where the plaintiff makes a preliminary showing of bad faith by the tenant. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070821326
01/09/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2007Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/29/2007Committee substitute printed 077203326-H1
01/30/2007Read first time
01/31/2007Read second time
01/31/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077203326-H1
01/31/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2244H1
02/01/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2007Communicated to Senate
02/02/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/2007Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)