DHCD; translation of certain forms and documents into five non-English languages on website, etc. (HB1487)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from co-patrons Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D-Alexandria), Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth), Del. Jackie Glass (D-Norfolk), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), and Del. Irene Shin (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Housing and Community Development; forms and documents for landlords and tenants; translation into non-English languages. Directs the Department of Housing and Community Development to translate all forms and documents that the Department is mandated by law to create and that are posted on its website for use by residential landlords and tenants into the five non-English languages most commonly spoken in Virginia. The bill allows the Department to accept materials translated by volunteers but requires the Department to verify the accuracy of such translations prior to making such translations available on its website. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2024Presented and ordered printed 24105783D
01/19/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/26/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1487)
01/26/2024Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
02/01/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
02/06/2024Reported from General Laws with substitute (14-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Committee substitute printed 24106368D-H1
02/08/2024Read first time
02/09/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1487H1)
02/09/2024Read second time
02/09/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106368D-H1
02/09/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1487H1
02/12/2024Read third time and passed House (58-Y 40-N)
02/12/2024VOTE: Passage (58-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/28/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Passed by for the day
03/05/2024Read third time
03/05/2024Passed Senate (21-Y 18-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1487ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/02/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 332 (effective 7/1/24)
04/02/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0332)
04/03/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1487ER)

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