Va. Residential Landlord & Tenant Act; early termination for military personnel, stop certain order. (HB352)

Introduced By

Del. Jackie Glass (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Del. Jason Ballard (R-Pearisburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; early termination for military personnel; stop movement order; emergency. Allows certain military personnel to terminate a rental agreement upon receipt of a stop movement order issued in response to a local, national, or global emergency that is effective for either an indefinite period or for a period of not less than 30 days and that prevents the service member from occupying the leased dwelling unit for a residential purpose. The bill also allows such military personnel to terminate a rental agreement after receiving any permanent change of station order or temporary duty order in excess of three months' duration. Current law allows such termination only for orders requiring a departure of 35 miles or more from the dwelling unit. The bill contains an emergency clause and is identical to SB 213. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101154D
01/05/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2024Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
01/17/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB352)
01/25/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/30/2024Reported from General Laws with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2024Read first time
02/02/2024Passed by for the day
02/05/2024Read second time
02/05/2024Committee amendment agreed to
02/05/2024Emergency clause added
02/05/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB352E
02/05/2024Printed as engrossed 24101154D-E
02/06/2024Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2024VOTE: Passage Emergency (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB352E)
02/07/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/14/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Read third time
02/19/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB352ER)
02/21/2024Signed by Speaker
02/22/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB352ER)
02/24/2024Signed by President
02/26/2024Signed by President
03/01/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 2024
03/01/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 8, 2024
03/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 28 (effective 3/8/24)
03/08/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0028)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB213.

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