Eviction Diversion Pilot Program; established, report. (HB2655)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester) with support from co-patrons Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), and Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)

Progress

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

Description

Eviction Diversion Pilot Program. Establishes the Eviction Diversion Pilot Program (the Program), consisting of specialized dockets within the existing structure of the general district courts for the cities of Danville, Hampton, Petersburg, and Richmond. The Program is established as a pilot program that has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2020, and that expires on July 1, 2023. The purpose of the Program is to reduce the number of evictions of low-income persons. Parties to an unlawful detainer action in participating jurisdictions will be directed to participate in the Pilot Program upon certain findings by the court. The Virginia Housing Commission (the Commission) shall request data from the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia for the evaluation of the Program's effectiveness and potential benefits and costs. The bill tasks the Commission with making recommendations for legislative action to the General Assembly, the Chairmen of the Senate Committees on Finance, General Laws and Technology, and Courts of Justice, and the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations, Finance, General Laws, and Courts of Justice prior to the 2023 Session. This bill is identical to SB 1450. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2019Committee
01/11/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104077D
01/11/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2019Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/16/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2655)
01/31/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2019Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Committee substitute printed 19106239D-H1
02/01/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2655H1)
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106239D-H1
02/04/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2655H1
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/11/2019Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-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 (HB2655ER)
02/19/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2655ER)
02/19/2019Signed by Speaker
02/20/2019Signed by President
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
03/12/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 355 (effective - see bill)
03/12/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0355)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1450.

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