Landlord and tenant; statement of tenant rights and responsibilities. (HB393)

Introduced By

Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton) with support from co-patrons Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), and Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Landlord and tenant; statement of tenant rights and responsibilities. Requires that the Director of Housing and Community Development develop a statement of tenant rights and responsibilities explaining in plain language the rights and responsibilities of tenants under the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and maintain such statement on the Department's website. The bill requires the Director to develop and maintain on the Department's website a printable form to be signed by the parties to a written rental agreement acknowledging that the tenant has received from the landlord the statement of tenant rights and responsibilities and requires a landlord to furnish to a prospective tenant, at the time of furnishing an unsigned copy of the proposed written rental agreement, the statement of tenant rights and responsibilities for signature by the parties to the rental agreement. The landlord may not file or maintain an action against the tenant in a court of law for any alleged lease violation until he has provided the tenant with such statement. Read the Bill »


01/02/2020: Awaiting a Vote in the Finance and Appropriations Committee


01/02/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101625D
01/02/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2020Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB393)
01/30/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/04/2020Committee substitute printed 20107130D-H1
02/04/2020Reported from General Laws with substitute (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2020Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
02/05/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107130D-H1
02/07/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB393H1
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (70-Y 27-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (70-Y 27-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB393H1)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/19/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/26/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Committee substitute printed 20109168D-S1
02/27/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/28/2020Read third time
02/28/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/28/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20109168D-S1
02/28/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB393S1
02/28/2020Passed Senate with substitute (31-Y 6-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 40 seconds.

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