Landlord and tenant; charge for late payment of rent, restrictions. (HB1420)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Landlord and tenant; charge for late payment of rent; restrictions. Provides that a landlord shall not charge a tenant for late payment of rent unless such charge is provided for in the written rental agreement, and that no such late charge shall exceed the lesser of 10 percent of the periodic rent or 10 percent of the remaining balance due and owed by the tenant. This bill incorporates HB 1669. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102897D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2020Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
01/30/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 1-N)
02/04/2020Committee substitute printed 20107394D-H1
02/04/2020Incorporates HB1669 (Collins)
02/04/2020Reported from General Laws with substitute (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107394D-H1
02/06/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1420H1
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House (80-Y 20-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Passage (80-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1420H1)
02/27/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology (11-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Read third time
03/03/2020Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1420ER)
03/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1420ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/06/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/11/2020Governor's recommendation received by House
04/22/2020VOTE: (68-Y 26-N)
04/22/2020Placed on Calendar
04/22/2020House concurred in Governor's recommendation (68-Y 26-N)
04/22/2020Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
04/22/2020G Emergency clause added by Governor's recommendation
04/22/2020G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/22/2020Reenrolled bill text (HB1420ER2)
04/22/2020Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/22/2020Signed by President as reenrolled
04/22/2020Enacted, Chapter 1231 (effective 4/22/20)
04/22/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1231)
05/01/2020VOTE: (68-Y 26-N)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 25 seconds.