Real Estate Board; licensees may assist in translation of real estate documents. (HB439)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Professions and occupations; Real Estate Board; licensees; translation of real estate documents. Provides that if a party to a real estate transaction requests translation of a contract or other real estate document from the English language to another language, a real estate licensee may assist such party in obtaining a translator or may refer such party to an electronic translation service and that, in doing so, the licensee shall not be deemed to have breached any of his obligations as a real estate licensee or otherwise become liable for any inaccuracies in the translation. The bill provides that a licensee shall not charge a fee for such assistance or referral. This bill is identical to SB 528. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104351D
01/06/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/14/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB439)
01/17/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/25/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
01/30/2018Reported from General Laws with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Read first time
02/02/2018Read second time
02/02/2018Committee amendment agreed to
02/02/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB439E
02/02/2018Printed as engrossed 18104351D-E
02/02/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB439E)
02/05/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/05/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/12/2018Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Read third time
02/15/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB439ER)
02/19/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB439ER)
02/19/2018Signed by Speaker
02/21/2018Signed by President
02/22/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/22/18
02/22/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 1, 2018
02/26/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 39 (effective 7/1/18)
02/26/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0039)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB528.