Recovery residences; disclosure to potential residents that residence is certified. (SB622)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Recovery residences. Requires that all recovery residences be certified by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) and that recovery residences, as a condition of such certification, comply with any minimum square footage requirements related to beds and sleeping rooms established by the credentialing entity, which shall be no less than the square footage requirements set forth in the Uniform Statewide Building Code. The bill requires every person who operates a recovery residence to disclose to potential residents its credentialing entity. If the credentialing entity is the National Alliance for Recovery Residences, the bill requires the recovery residence to disclose the level of support provided by the recovery residence and, if the credentialing entity is Oxford House, Inc., the bill requires the recovery residence to disclose that the recovery residence is self-governed and unstaffed. The bill also requires the Department to include such information on the list of all recovery residences maintained by the Department on its website. The bill exempts recovery residences from the provisions of the Virginia Landlord and Tenant Act. This bill is identical to HB 277. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2022Presented and ordered printed 22104207D
01/14/2022Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB622)
02/04/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/04/2022Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Committee substitute printed 22105949D-S1
02/07/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Read second time
02/08/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/08/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105949D-S1
02/08/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB622S1
02/09/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB622S1)
02/09/2022Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/22/2022Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
02/24/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/24/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (9-Y 0-N)
02/25/2022Committee substitute printed 22107085D-H1
02/25/2022Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB622H1)
03/01/2022Read second time
03/02/2022Floor substitute printed 22107376D-H2 (Coyner)
03/02/2022Read third time
03/02/2022Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns substitute rejected 22107085D-H1
03/02/2022Substitute by Delegate Coyner agreed to 22107376D-H2
03/02/2022Engrossed by House - floor substitute SB622H2
03/02/2022Passed by temporarily
03/02/2022Passed House with substitute (97-Y 1-N)
03/02/2022VOTE: Passage (97-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Title replaced 22107376D-H2
03/09/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB622ER)
03/09/2022Signed by Speaker
03/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB622ER)
03/10/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/27/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 2-N)
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/27/2022Reenrolled bill text (SB622ER2)
04/27/2022Signed by President as reenrolled
04/27/2022Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/27/2022Enacted, Chapter 732 (effective 7/1/22)
04/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0732)

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