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)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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 »

Status

02/12/2020: In Committee

History

DateAction
12/12/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100448D
12/12/2019Committee
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
02/04/2020Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Committee substitute printed 20107595D-H1
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

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate General Laws and Technology committee on 02/19/2020. It meets on Monday, 45 minutes after adjournment—Senate Room A.

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