Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; noncompliance with rental agreement, etc. (HB1923)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), and Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; noncompliance with rental agreement; tenant's right to reasonable attorney fees. Provides that a tenant is entitled to reasonable attorney fees when a tenant successfully raises as a defense the landlord's noncompliance with the rental agreement and the court enters judgment in favor of the tenant. Amends § 55-248.31, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/04/2019Committee
01/04/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101389D
01/04/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/14/2019Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/22/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/22/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1923)
01/24/2019Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Committee substitute printed 19105504D-H1
01/28/2019Read first time
01/29/2019Read second time
01/29/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105504D-H1
01/29/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1923H1
01/30/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/30/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
01/30/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/30/2019VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1923H1)
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 (HB1923ER)
02/19/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1923ER)
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
03/08/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 324 (effective 7/1/19)
03/08/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0324)

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