Lease agreements; requirements, emergency. (HB2287)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Lease agreements; requirements; emergency. Specifies that a lease agreement or other written document conveying a non-freehold estate in land is not invalid, unenforceable, or subject to repudiation by the parties to such agreement on account of, or otherwise affected by, the fact that the conveyance of the estate was not in the form of a deed. Current law requires a lease for a term of more than five years to be in the form of a deed. The bill further replaces all references throughout the Code to "deed of lease" with the term "lease." This bill is in response to The Game Place, L.L.C., et al. v. Fredericksburg 35, LLC, 295 Va. 396, 813 S.E.2d 312 (Va. 2018). The bill contains an emergency clause and is identical to SB 1422. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause 19101226D
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/09/19 19101226D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/14/2019Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/15/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/17/2019Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Read first time
01/22/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
01/23/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/04/2019Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Read third time
02/06/2019Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2287ER)
02/07/2019Signed by Speaker
02/07/2019Signed by President
02/08/2019Signed by President
02/08/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 8, 2019
02/08/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 15, 2019
02/13/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 11 (effective 2/13/19)
02/13/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0011)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1422.