Landlord and tenant law; energy submetering, local government fees. (HB614)

Introduced By

Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Landlord and tenant law; energy submetering; local government fees. Provides that in lieu of increasing the rent, the owner, manager, or operator of a commercial or residential building or campground may employ a program that utilizes a mathematical formula for allocating the actual or anticipated local government fees billed to the building or campground owner among the tenants in such building or campground. Such owner, manager, or operator of a commercial or residential building or campground may also charge and collect from each tenant additional service charges, including monthly billing fees, account set-up fees, or account move-out fees, to cover the actual costs of administrative expenses for administration of such a program. If the building is residential and is subject to the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, such local government fees and administrative expenses shall be deemed to be rent. The bill defines the term "local government fees" as any local government charges or fees assessed against a commercial or residential building or campground for stormwater, recycling, trash collection, elevator testing, fire or life safety testing, or residential rental inspection programs. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101960D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/10/2014Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
01/28/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
01/30/2014Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2014Committee substitute printed 14104547D-H1
02/03/2014Read first time
02/04/2014Read second time
02/04/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104547D-H1
02/04/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB614H1
02/05/2014Read third time and passed House (92-Y 0-N 2-A)
02/05/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/24/2014Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/27/2014Read third time
02/27/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB614ER)
03/04/2014Signed by Speaker
03/07/2014Signed by President
04/03/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 501 (effective 7/1/14)
04/03/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0501)


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 1 minute.