Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; enforcement by localities. (HB802)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; enforcement by localities. Provides that if a condition exists in a rental dwelling unit that constitutes a material noncompliance by the landlord with the rental agreement or with any provision of law that, if not promptly corrected, constitutes a fire hazard or serious threat to the life, health, or safety of tenants or occupants of the premises, a locality may bring an action to enforce the landlord's duty to maintain the rental dwelling in a fit and habitable condition, provided that (i) the property where the violations occurred is within the jurisdictional boundaries of the locality; (ii) the locality has notified the landlord who owns the property directly or through the managing agent of the nature of the violations and the landlord has not remedied the violations within a reasonable time after receiving such notice to the satisfaction of the locality; and (iii) such enforcement action may include seeking an injunction, damages, or both. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104059D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB802)
01/26/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
02/03/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/08/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2022Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Committee substitute printed 22105909D-H1
02/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB802H1)
02/10/2022Read first time
02/11/2022Read second time
02/11/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105909D-H1
02/11/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB802H1
02/14/2022Read third time and passed House (59-Y 41-N)
02/14/2022VOTE: Passage (59-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/23/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read third time
02/28/2022Passed by for the day
03/01/2022Read third time
03/01/2022Passed Senate (26-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB802ER)
03/03/2022Signed by Speaker
03/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB802ER)
03/04/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Vetoed by Governor
04/27/2022Placed on Calendar
04/27/2022House sustained Governor's veto (48-Y 52-N)
04/28/2022VOTE: (48-Y 52-N) (see vote tally)