Va. Fair Housing Law; status as a victim of family abuse, etc. (HB99)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Landlord and tenant; victims of family abuse; evidence to mitigate low credit score; damages. Allows an applicant for a lease to recover actual damages, including all amounts paid to the landlord as an application fee, application deposit, or reimbursement for any of the landlord's out-of-pocket expenses that were charged to the applicant, along with attorney fees, if the landlord does not consider evidence of the applicant's status as a victim of family abuse to mitigate any adverse effect of the otherwise qualified applicant's low credit score. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/12/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100448D
12/12/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB99)
01/15/2020Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB99)
01/30/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/04/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/04/2020Committee substitute printed 20107595D-H1
02/04/2020Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Passed by for the day
02/07/2020Passed by for the day
02/10/2020Floor substitute printed 20108069D-H2 (Simon)
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee on General Laws substitute rejected 20107595D-H1
02/10/2020Substitute by Delegate Simon agreed to 20108069D-H2
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB99H2
02/11/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB99H2)
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (80-Y 20-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (80-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/19/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-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 (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB99ER)
02/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB99ER)
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
03/23/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 388 (effective 7/1/20)
03/23/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0388)