Emergency laws; civil relief, citizens furloughed or otherwise receiving reduced wages or payments. (HB5115)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Emergency laws; civil relief; citizens furloughed or otherwise receiving reduced wages or payments due to state of emergency; COVID-19 pandemic. Provides a 60-day stay of an unlawful detainer for nonpayment of rent for tenants and a 30-day stay of foreclosure proceedings for owners of any residential dwelling unit and for homeowners of a one-family to four-family residential dwelling unit who request a stay and provide written proof, defined in the bill, that they are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic during the period for which the Governor has declared a state of emergency (the Emergency). The bill requires owners of residential dwelling units and homeowners 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 the initial declaration of the Emergency or 90 days following the end of the Emergency, whichever is later. The bill provides for an expiration of the provisions 90 days following the end of the Emergency. Read the Bill »


09/25/2020: Passed the Senate


08/23/2020Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause 20200946D
08/23/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
08/24/2020Reported from General Laws (11-Y 8-N)
08/24/2020Reported from General Laws (12-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
08/26/2020Read first time
08/27/2020Read second time
08/27/2020Amendment by Delegate Simon agreed to
08/27/2020Emergency clause deleted
08/27/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB5115E
08/27/2020Printed as engrossed 20200946D-E
08/28/2020Read third time and passed House (55-Y 40-N)
08/28/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
09/02/2020Read first time
09/02/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
09/16/2020Rereferred from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/16/2020Rereferred to General Laws and Technology
09/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5115E)
09/18/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/18/2020Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
09/24/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N)
09/25/2020Read third time
09/25/2020Reading of amendment waived
09/25/2020Committee amendment agreed to
09/25/2020Passed Senate with amendment (35-Y 0-N)
09/25/2020Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N)
09/25/2020Passed by for the day

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