Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord to inspect vacated dwelling unit. (HB2382)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord to inspect vacated dwelling unit for abandoned animals; penalty. Requires a landlord who knows or should have known that a dwelling unit has been vacated to inspect such dwelling unit within two days of its being vacated for the presence of any abandoned animals. If an abandoned animal is discovered, the landlord is required to notify an animal control officer or law enforcement of the presence and condition of the animal but shall not be considered the owner or custodian of the animal. The bill also provides that any person who knowingly fails to comply with the bill's inspection and notification provisions shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/17/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103711D
01/17/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2017Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/19/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2382)
01/23/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/07/2017Left in Courts of Justice