Eviction Diversion Pilot Program; established, report. (SB1450)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)

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 initially 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 encourage the development of consistent methods for resolving unlawful detainer actions and 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 Executive Secretary of the Virginia Supreme Court shall submit data generated from the Program to the Virginia Housing Commission (the Commission) for the evaluation of its effectiveness and potential benefits and costs. The bill tasks the Commission with making recommendations for legislative action to the General Assembly, the Chairs of the Senate Committees on Finance and Courts of Justice, and the Chairs of the House Committees on Appropriations, Finance, and Courts of Justice in time for the 2023 legislative session. Read the Bill »

Status

01/08/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the General Laws and Technology Committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104254D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1450)

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate General Laws and Technology committee on 01/21/2019. It meets on Monday, 45 minutes after adjournment—Senate Room A.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2655.

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