Real Estate Board; licensees may assist in translation of real estate documents. (SB528)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


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 HB 439. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104552D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/16/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB528)
01/22/2018Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2018Read second time
01/25/2018Reading of amendment waived
01/25/2018Committee amendment agreed to
01/25/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB528E
01/25/2018Printed as engrossed 18104552D-E
01/26/2018Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB528E)
01/31/2018Placed on Calendar
01/31/2018Read first time
01/31/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/15/2018Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Read second time
02/20/2018Read third time
02/20/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB528ER)
02/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB528ER)
02/22/2018Signed by Speaker
02/23/2018Signed by President
02/26/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 26, 2018
02/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 5, 2018
03/02/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 87 (effective 7/1/18)
03/02/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0087)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB439.