Bill Summary

Landlord and tenant laws. Provides that localities must have a uniform set of standards as provided in the Statewide Building Code for smoke detectors, and tenants must maintain smoke detectors; prohibits tenants from painting or altering a dwelling unit without the prior written approval of the landlord; and allows a private process server to serve process. The bill also allows a landlord to take legal action against a relocated tenant for noncompliance during the relocation; and in cases involving a deceased tenant, authorizes the landlord to dispose of such tenant’s property if not claimed by the person identified on the lease to be notified in the event of the death of a tenant after the 10-day notice to such person. Currently, such person has 30 days after the 10-day notice to remove the decedent’s property before it may be disposed of by the landlord. The bill further provides that withholding tax from a Virginia source for a nonresident landlord is not required where the landlord owns no more than four dwelling units and removes the grandfather provision for a rental inspection district created by Fairfax City before January 1, 2009. Finally, the bill includes the following provisions that are subject to a reenactment clause: (i) authorizing service of process to be accomplished by a sheriff and for service to be received and accepted electronically provided sufficient proof of delivery is retained, and (ii) allowing the sheriff to charge an additional $10 for electronic service.

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Status

Votes

Date Action Vote Document
2011-01-26House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 1-N)Yea: 6 No: 1 Other: 0Document
2011-01-27House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 1-N)Yea: 21 No: 1 Other: 0Document
2011-02-03House: VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 3-N)Yea: 96 No: 3 Other: 0Document
2011-02-09Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (12-Y 3-N)Yea: 12 No: 3 Other: 0Document
2011-02-11Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)Yea: 39 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2011-02-15Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)Yea: 40 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2011-02-15Senate: Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)Yea: 39 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2011-02-15Senate: Amendment by Senator Petersen reconsidered (40-Y 0-N)Yea: 40 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2011-02-18Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 1-N)Yea: 39 No: 1 Other: 0Document
2011-02-22House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)Yea: 99 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2011-04-06House: VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N)Yea: 102 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2011-04-06Senate: Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)Yea: 40 No: 0 Other: 0Document

Amendments

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Bill History

Date Action
2011-04-06Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0766)
2011-04-06House: Enacted, Chapter 766 (effective - see bill)
2011-04-06Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
2011-04-06House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
2011-04-06House: Reenrolled bill text (HB1611ER2)
2011-04-06House: Reenrolled
2011-04-06Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
2011-04-06Senate: Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
2011-04-06House: VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N)
2011-04-06House: House concurred in Governor's recommendation (100-Y 0-N)
2011-04-05House: Placed on Calendar
2011-03-26House: Governor's recommendation received by House
2011-03-04Senate: Signed by President
2011-03-03House: Signed by Speaker
2011-03-03House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1611ER)
2011-03-03House: Enrolled
2011-02-22House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
2011-02-22House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
2011-02-21House: Placed on Calendar
2011-02-18Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 1-N)
2011-02-18Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
2011-02-18Senate: Amendment by Senator Petersen rejected
2011-02-18Senate: Reading of amendment waived
2011-02-18Senate: Read third time
2011-02-17Senate: Passed by for the day
2011-02-17Senate: Read third time
2011-02-16Senate: Passed by for the day
2011-02-16Senate: Reading of amendment waived
2011-02-16Senate: Read third time
2011-02-15Senate: Passed by for the day
2011-02-15Senate: Amendment by Senator Petersen reconsidered (40-Y 0-N)
2011-02-15Senate: Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
2011-02-15Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
2011-02-15Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
2011-02-15Senate: Amendment by Senator Petersen agreed to
2011-02-15Senate: Reading of amendment waived
2011-02-15Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
2011-02-15Senate: Reading of amendments waived
2011-02-15Senate: Read third time
2011-02-14Senate: Passed by for the day
2011-02-14Senate: Read third time
2011-02-11Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
2011-02-09Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (12-Y 3-N)
2011-02-04Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2011-02-04Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
2011-02-03House: VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 3-N)
2011-02-03House: Read third time and passed House (94-Y 3-N)
2011-02-02House: Printed as engrossed 11104725D-EH1
2011-02-02House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1611EH1
2011-02-02House: Amendment by Delegate Athey agreed to
2011-02-02House: Committee substitute agreed to 11104725D-H1
2011-02-02House: Read second time
2011-02-01House: Passed by for the day
2011-01-31House: Read first time
2011-01-27House: Committee substitute printed 11104725D-H1
2011-01-27House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 1-N)
2011-01-26House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 1-N)
2011-01-17House: Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
2011-01-07House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
2011-01-07House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101897D

Sponsors

Name District
Rosalyn DanceSD-016
Glenn OderHD-094