Emergency laws; civil relief, citizens of the Commonwealth furloughed. (HB340)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), and Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Emergency laws; civil relief; citizens of the Commonwealth furloughed or otherwise not receiving wages or payments due to closure of the federal government. Provides a 60-day stay of an unlawful detainer for nonpayment of rent for tenants and a 30-day stay of foreclosure proceedings for homeowners of, and owners who rent to a tenant, a one-family to four-family residential dwelling unit who request a stay and provide written proof, defined in the bill, that they are (i) an employee of the United States government, (ii) an independent contractor for the United States government, or (iii) an employee of a company under contract with the United States government who was furloughed or was or is otherwise not receiving wages or payments as a result of a closure of the United States government, defined in the bill. The bill requires homeowners and owners who rent to a tenant a one-family to four-family residential dwelling unit to request such stay of foreclosure proceedings within 90 days of a closure of the United States government or 90 days following the end of such closure, whichever is later. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/01/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104151D
01/01/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2020Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
01/23/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 2-N)
01/28/2020Reported from General Laws with amendments (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Read first time
01/31/2020Read second time
01/31/2020Committee amendments agreed to
01/31/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB340E
01/31/2020Printed as engrossed 20104151D-E
02/03/2020Read third time and passed House (63-Y 35-N)
02/03/2020VOTE: Passage (63-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/03/2020Passed House (65-Y 34-N)
02/03/2020VOTE: Passage #2 (65-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/19/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB340ER)
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
02/27/2020Signed by President
03/06/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/06/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 6, 2020
03/06/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/11/2020Governor's recommendation received by House
04/11/2020Governor's substitute printed 20110192D-H1
04/22/2020Placed on Calendar
04/22/2020House concurred in Governor's recommendation (57-Y 37-N)
04/22/2020Amendments specific and severable (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/22/2020Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/22/2020G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/22/2020Reenrolled bill text (HB340ER2)
04/22/2020Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/22/2020Signed by President as reenrolled
04/22/2020Enacted, Chapter 1202 (effective 4/22/20)
04/22/2020VOTE: (57-Y 37-N)
04/22/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1202)
05/01/2020VOTE: (57-Y 37-N)

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