Landlord and tenant laws; dwelling units. (HB1110)

Introduced By

Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Landlord and tenant law; dwelling units.  Allows a plaintiff in an unlawful detainer action to submit electronic or paper copies of the lease under certain circumstances. The bill also (i) removes the four-residential-unit limitation on the exemption from licensure as a mold inspector or remediator; (ii) revises the definition of dwelling unit; (iii) allows a tenant to stay in the dwelling unit after foreclosure of the property containing the dwelling unit under certain circumstances; (iv) provides in unlawful detainer actions, the proceeding shall be dismissed if the tenant may pay the landlord or his attorney, or pay into court all: (a) rent due and owing as of the court date, (b) damages and other charges contracted for in the rental agreement, (c) late charges contracted for in the rental agreement, (d) reasonable attorney fees, and (e) costs of the proceeding; and (v) allows the landlord to recover from the tenant the tenant's prorated share of the actual costs of other insurance coverages provided by the landlord relative to the premises, including the landlord's administrative or other fees associated with the administration of such coverages. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102541D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2012Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
02/08/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/09/2012Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Committee substitute printed 12105213D-H1
02/12/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Read second time
02/13/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105213D-H1
02/13/2012Amendments by Delegate Greason agreed to
02/13/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB1110EH1
02/13/2012Printed as engrossed 12105213D-EH1
02/14/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/27/2012Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Read third time
03/01/2012Reading of amendments waived
03/01/2012Committee amendments agreed to
03/01/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/01/2012Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Placed on Calendar
03/05/2012Senate amendments agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
03/05/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1110ER)
03/08/2012Signed by Speaker
03/09/2012Signed by President
04/09/2012Governor's recommendation received by House
04/17/2012Placed on Calendar
04/18/2012House concurred in Governor's recommendation (93-Y 0-N)
04/18/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (36-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2012Reenrolled bill text (HB1110ER2)
04/18/2012Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2012Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 788 (effective 7/1/12)
04/18/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0788)


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