Summons for unlawful detainer; initial hearing, subsequent filings, termination notice. (SB1627)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

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

Description

Summons for unlawful detainer; initial hearing; subsequent filings; termination notice. Provides that if an initial hearing on a summons for unlawful detainer cannot be held within 21 days from the date of filing, it shall be held as soon as practicable, but not later than 30 days after the date of the filing. The bill further provides that an order of possession for the premises in an unlawful detainer action shall not be entered unless the plaintiff or the plaintiff's attorney or agent has presented a copy of a proper termination notice that the court admits into evidence. The bill allows a plaintiff to amend the amount alleged to be due and owing in an unlawful detainer action to request all amounts due and owing as of the date of a hearing on the action and to further amend such an amount to include additional amounts that become due and owing prior to the final disposition of a pending unlawful detainer action. The bill prohibits a plaintiff from filing a subsequent and additional unlawful detainer summons for such additional amounts. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Housing Commission and is identical to HB 1922. Amends § 8.01-126, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104035D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Read second time
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Enrolled
02/12/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1627ER)
02/12/2019Signed by Speaker
02/13/2019Signed by President
02/14/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 14, 2019
02/14/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 21, 2019
02/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 130 (effective 7/1/19)
02/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0130)

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