Landlord and tenant, damage insurance; landlord may permit in lieu of security deposit. (HB1333)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk), Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Landlord and tenant; damage insurance in lieu of security deposit. Provides that a landlord may permit a tenant to provide damage insurance coverage meeting certain criteria in lieu of the payment of a security deposit. The bill also caps the total amount of any combination of security deposit and rental insurance coverage required by the landlord to twice the amount of the periodic rent payment, and provides that a tenant who initially opts to provide damage insurance in lieu of a security deposit may, at any time without consent of the landlord, opt to pay the full security deposit to the landlord in lieu of maintaining a damage insurance policy. Read the Bill »


02/07/2020: In Committee


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103215D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2020Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/28/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2020Committee substitute printed 20106858D-H1
01/28/2020Reported from General Laws with substitute (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Read first time
01/31/2020Passed by for the day
02/03/2020Passed by for the day
02/04/2020Read second time
02/04/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106858D-H1
02/04/2020Amendments by Delegate Coyner agreed to
02/04/2020Passed by for the day
02/05/2020Read second time
02/05/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB1333EH1
02/05/2020Printed as engrossed 20106858D-EH1
02/06/2020Read third time and passed House (86-Y 12-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Passage (86-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/11/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1333EH1)

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