Va. Residential Landlord & Tenant Act; early termination for military personnel, stop certain order. (SB213)

Introduced By

Sen. Russet Perry (D-Leesburg)


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 HB 352. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101371D
01/08/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/24/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB213)
01/31/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Read second time
02/05/2024Reading of amendment waived
02/05/2024Committee amendment agreed to
02/05/2024Emergency clause added
02/05/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended SB213E
02/05/2024Printed as engrossed 24101371D-E
02/06/2024Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB213E)
02/13/2024Placed on Calendar
02/13/2024Read first time
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/15/2024Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Read second time
02/20/2024Read third time
02/20/2024Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/20/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB213ER)
02/26/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB213ER)
02/26/2024Signed by Speaker
02/29/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
03/26/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 154 (effective 3/26/24)
03/26/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0154)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB352.

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