Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; duty of landlord and managing agent for visible mold. (SB232)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Landlord and managing agent immunity for mold claims. Provides immunity for landlords and managing agents if they are in compliance with the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. Managing agents can be held liable for affirmative acts of negligence. Any party who pleads a defense pursuant to this immunity shall be entitled to a hearing on the merits after limited discovery and before adjudication of the underlying claim. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086597272
01/07/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/04/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2008Committee substitute printed 080283272-S1
02/05/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Read second time
02/06/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080283272-S1
02/06/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB232S1
02/07/2008Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2008Communicated to House
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/15/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2008Read second time
02/20/2008Read third time
02/20/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/2008Engrossed by House as amended
02/20/2008Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/20/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 2-N)
02/26/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB232ER)
02/26/2008Signed by Speaker
02/28/2008Signed by President
03/04/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 343 (effective 7/1/08)
03/04/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 341 (effective 7/1/08)
03/11/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0341)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB221.