Landlord and tenant; statement of tenant rights and responsibilities. (SB707)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Landlord and tenant; tenant rights and responsibilities. Requires the Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development to 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 (§ 55.1-1200 et seq.) and maintain such statement on the Department's website along with a form to be signed by the parties to a rental agreement. The bill requires that the statement be provided to any prospective tenant and that the form developed by the Department be signed by the parties to the rental agreement. The bill prohibits a landlord from filing or maintaining an action against a tenant in a court of law for any alleged lease violation until he has provided the tenant with the statement of tenant rights and responsibilities. This bill is identical to HB 393. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105101D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB707)
01/29/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Committee substitute printed 20106406D-S1
01/29/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/05/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (13-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/07/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106406D-S1
02/07/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/07/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/07/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB707ES1
02/07/2020Printed as engrossed 20106406D-ES1
02/10/2020Read third time and passed Senate (27-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB707ES1)
02/18/2020Placed on Calendar
02/18/2020Read first time
02/18/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/18/2020Reported from General Laws with substitute (15-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Committee substitute printed 20108620D-H1
02/20/2020Read second time
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB707H1)
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108620D-H1
02/21/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB707H1
02/21/2020Passed House with substitute (59-Y 38-N)
02/21/2020VOTE: Passage (59-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020House substitute rejected by Senate (2-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020House insisted on substitute
02/26/2020House requested conference committee
02/28/2020Senate acceded to request (36-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
02/28/2020Senators: McClellan, Hashmi, Kiggans
03/02/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/02/2020Delegates: Ward, Simon, Miyares
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (29-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2020Conference report agreed to by House (55-Y 40-N)
03/08/2020VOTE: Adoption (55-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB707ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB707ER)
04/09/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 986 (effective 7/1/20)
04/09/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0986)

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