Landlord and tenant laws; landlord to give same notice to tenant for application of insecticides. (HB2080)

Introduced By

Del. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Summary template for LD's 8/23/93

Landlord and tenant laws; rights and obligations of tenants. Requires the landlord to give the same notice to the tenant for the application of insecticides as is required for pesticide applications, and requires the tenant to prepare the dwelling unit for the application of insecticides or pesticides in accordance with any written instructions of the landlord, and if insects or pests are found to be present, to follow any written instructions of the landlord to eliminate the insects or pests following the application of insecticides or pesticides. The bill also (i) eliminates the landlord's obligation to pay all costs for mold remediation where the mold is a result of the tenant's failure to maintain the dwelling unit; (ii) eliminates a tenant's defense for nonpayment of rent and the right to escrow the rent with the court in an action for possession because of the landlord's noncompliance with the rental agreement or VRLTA; (iii) eliminates a tenant's right to repair, replace, or clean a damaged item in the dwelling unit and instead allows the landlord to do so and charge all costs to the tenant, which costs shall be due on the next rent due date; and (iv) removes the cap on liquidated damages penalties included in a rental agreement. The bill requires the landlord to provide notice to the tenant in the event of foreclosure under certain circumstances. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 091796668
01/13/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/30/2009Referred from Courts of Justice
01/30/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/04/2009Assigned GL sub: Housing
02/04/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/05/2009Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Committee substitute printed 090313668-H1
02/08/2009Read first time
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090313668-H1
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2080H1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/10/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/18/2009Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Committee substitute printed 092442256-S1
02/20/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read third time
02/23/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/23/2009Committee substitute agreed to 092442256-S1
02/23/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2080S1
02/23/2009Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Placed on Calendar
02/25/2009Passed by for the day
02/26/2009Senate substitute agreed to by House 092442256-S1 (95-Y 0-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2080ER)
03/10/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 663 (effective 7/1/09)
03/30/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0663)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.