Protective orders in cases of family abuse; possession of premises. (HB711)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Protective orders in cases of family abuse; possession of premises. Provides that in a protective order in the case of family abuse, the court shall not grant possession of the residential dwelling unit of the parties for more than 30 days to a person who is not a tenant. The bill further provides that if the respondent is the sole remaining tenant obligated on the rental agreement, the order shall direct the respondent to continue paying rent. Amends § 16.1-279.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

04/01/2016: signed by governor

History

DateAction
01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101143D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Civil Law
01/19/2016Assigned to sub: Criminal Law
01/19/2016Assigned App. sub: Criminal Law
01/19/2016Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/08/2016Referred from Courts of Justice
02/08/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/09/2016Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
02/09/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/11/2016Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Committee substitute printed 16105293D-H1
02/13/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Read second time
02/15/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105293D-H1
02/15/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB711H1
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2016Rereferred from Courts of Justice (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Rereferred to General Laws and Technology
02/29/2016Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Read third time
03/03/2016Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2016Enrolled
03/07/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB711ER)
03/07/2016Signed by Speaker
03/09/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/09/2016Signed by President
03/09/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/9/2016
03/09/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
04/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 595 (effective 7/1/16)
04/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0595)

Video

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 2 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

POSSESSION OF PREMISES. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. IT WAS A LOSE-LOSE AND WIN-WIN, AND LEAVING LAND LORDS WITH NO ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LEASE AND THE VICTIM HAD GOTTEN THE PROTECTIVE ORDER, MIGHT HAVE TO BE EVICTED. AND THIS SPELLS OUT THE PROCEDURES FOLLOWED BY THE LANDLORD AND GIVES PROCEDURE FOR THE SUBJECTS OF PROTECTIVE ORDERS, VICTIMS OF PROTECTIVE ORDERS TO BE ABLE TO OCCUPY PREMISES. THIS WAS THE WORK OF BOTH THE LANDLORD REPRESENTATIVES AS WELL AS VIRGINIA POVERTY LAW CENTER AND VIRGINIA SEXUAL AND DOMESTIC