Landlord and tenant; landlord may obtain certain insurance for tenant, notice to tenant. (HB1660)

Introduced By

Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville) with support from co-patron Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)

Progress

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

Description

Landlord and tenant; renter's insurance; disclaimer. Provides that if a rental agreement does not require the tenant to obtain renter's insurance, the landlord must provide a written notice to the tenant, prior to the execution of the rental agreement, stating that (i) the landlord is not responsible for the tenant's personal property, (ii) the landlord's insurance coverages do not cover the tenant's personal property, and (iii) if the tenant wishes to protect his personal property, he should obtain renter's insurance. The bill also requires such notice to inform the tenant that any such renter's insurance obtained by the tenant does not cover flood damage and advise the tenant to contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or visit the websites for FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program or the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation's Flood Risk Information System to obtain information regarding whether the property is located in a special flood hazard area. The bill provides that any failure of the landlord to provide such notice does not affect the validity of the rental agreement. Amends § 55-248.7:2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

02/20/2019: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
12/01/2018Committee
12/01/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100659D
12/01/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/08/2019Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/17/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/17/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
01/23/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1660)
01/29/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2019Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Committee substitute printed 19105720D-H1
01/31/2019Read first time
02/01/2019Read second time
02/01/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105720D-H1
02/01/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1660H1
02/04/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/04/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/04/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/04/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/11/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1660H1)
02/11/2019Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Passed Senate
02/14/2019Read third time
02/14/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Enrolled
02/19/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1660ER)
02/19/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1660ER)
02/19/2019Signed by Speaker
02/20/2019Signed by President
02/21/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 21, 2019
02/21/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/21/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 21, 2019
02/21/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/14/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 386 (effective 7/1/19)
03/14/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0386)

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