Unlawful detainer proceedings; satisfaction of judgments. (HB1767)

Introduced By

Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unlawful detainer proceedings; satisfaction of judgments. Makes several changes to the unlawful detainer process: (i) clarifies that an attorney can submit documents into evidence without an affidavit; (ii) provides that if a lease requires rent to be due in advance of the first of the month, then the amount due at the date of the hearing includes the rent for the entire month and it shall not be prorated; (iii) allows a landlord to present evidence by affidavit; (iv) allows a judge to enter an order of immediate possession when the tenant appears in court (current law only permits immediate possession if the tenant fails to appear); and (v) clarifies that, for unlawful detainer proceedings, there are separate judgments for money and for possession. The bill also requires a creditor to note satisfaction of a judgment only when it has been fully paid. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101162D
01/12/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2015Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/28/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
02/04/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Committee substitute printed 15104164D-H1
02/06/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104164D-H1
02/09/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1767H1
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Committee substitute printed 15105146D-S1
02/17/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Read third time
02/18/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105146D-S1
02/18/2015Passed by for the day
02/19/2015Read third time
02/19/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1767S1
02/19/2015Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Placed on Calendar
02/23/2015Senate substitute agreed to by House 15105146D-S1 (96-Y 0-N)
02/23/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1767ER)
02/26/2015Signed by Speaker
02/26/2015Signed by President
02/27/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/27/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/27/15
02/27/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 547 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0547)


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 1 minute.