Carbon monoxide alarms; required installation by landlord in rental dwelling units, cost to tenant. (SB490)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Carbon monoxide detectors; required installation in rental dwelling units. Amends the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and other sections on landlord and tenant law to require landlords to install and maintain carbon monoxide detectors in all rental dwelling units. The bill also imposes an obligation on the tenant to not remove or tamper with a carbon monoxide detector. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102252D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/21/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB490)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB490)
02/03/2014Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/03/2014Committee substitute printed 14104754D-S1
02/05/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2014Read second time
02/06/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104754D-S1
02/06/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB490S1
02/07/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2014Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
02/12/2014Placed on Calendar
02/12/2014Read first time
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/19/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB490S1)
02/25/2014Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2014Read second time
02/28/2014Read third time
02/28/2014Amendment by Delegate LeMunyon agreed to
02/28/2014Engrossed by House as amended
02/28/2014Passed House with amendment (93-Y 3-N)
02/28/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (93-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2014House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB490ER)
03/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB490ER)
03/06/2014Signed by Speaker
03/09/2014Signed by President
04/04/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 632 (effective 7/1/14)
04/04/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0632)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.


Noel Priseler writes:

This is the second;step. Let's make sure it goes all the way and becomes law.

Melissa Spectre writes:

We will be watching to see that our lawmakers do what's right and follow through to make this a law.