Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; Real Estate Board's disclosure statement. (HB838)

Introduced By

Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; Real Estate Board; disclosure statement. Requires the residential property disclosure statement form developed by the Real Estate Board and maintained on its website to include a statement signed by the parties acknowledging that the purchaser has been advised of the disclosures listed on the residential property disclosure statement. Currently, such form only requires an acknowledgment that the purchaser has been advised to review the residential property disclosure statement. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101474D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB838)
01/15/2020Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 3-N)
02/04/2020Reported from General Laws (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House (61-Y 38-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Passage (61-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/19/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Committee substitute printed 20108654D-S1
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB838S1)
02/21/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/24/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108654D-S1
02/24/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB838S1
02/24/2020Passed Senate with substitute (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Placed on Calendar
02/26/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20108654D-S1 (57-Y 39-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Adoption (57-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB838ER)
03/02/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB838ER)
03/02/2020Signed by Speaker
03/03/2020Signed 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
04/06/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 749 (effective 7/1/20)
04/06/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0749)


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 50 seconds.