Mold remediation; tenant shall be responsible for payment of rent, etc. (HB1768)

Introduced By

Del. Jim Shuler (D-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mold remediation; exemption from licensure; mold in dwelling units.  Provides that the requirements for licensure provided in Chapter 5 (Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspection Contractors and Workers) of Title 54.1 shall not apply to any person performing mold remediation in an area of a building where the mold contamination in such area is less than 100 square feet. The bill also clarifies that a tenant, after a temporary relocation for mold remediation, is still responsible for payment of rent for the remainder of the term of the rental agreement following the remediation. The bill provides that it does not entitle the tenant to a termination of a tenancy where the landlord has remediated a mold condition in accordance with professional standards set in law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103857D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/14/2011Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
01/19/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/20/2011Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2011Committee substitute printed 11104233D-H1
01/24/2011Read first time
01/25/2011Read second time
01/25/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104233D-H1
01/25/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1768H1
01/26/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/26/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/09/2011Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2011Read third time
02/14/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1768ER)
02/17/2011Signed by Speaker
02/20/2011Signed by President
03/26/2011Governor's recommendation received by House
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/06/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/06/2011Reenrolled bill text (HB1768ER2)
04/06/2011Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/06/2011Signed by President as reenrolled
04/06/2011Enacted, Chapter 779 (effective 7/1/11)
04/06/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0779)