Lease agreements; requirements; emergency. (SB1422)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)

Progress

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

Description

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 HB 2287. Amends § 55-2, § 55-57, § 55-76, § 55-77, § 55-79, § 58.1-807, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/09/19 19101654D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/17/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Placed on Calendar
01/21/2019Read first time
01/21/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/05/2019Reported from General Laws (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2019Read second time
02/08/2019Read third time
02/08/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/08/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Enrolled
02/11/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1422ER)
02/11/2019Signed by President
02/11/2019Signed by Speaker
02/12/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 18, 2019
02/12/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 12, 2019
02/12/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 19, 2019
02/19/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 49 (effective 2/19/19)
02/19/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0049)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2287.

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