Bill Summary

Landlord and tenant; renter’s insurance; disclaimer. Provides that if a rental agreement does not require the tenant to obtain renter’s insurance, the landlord must provide a written notice to the tenant, prior to the execution of the rental agreement, stating that (i) the landlord is not responsible for the tenant’s personal property, (ii) the landlord’s insurance coverages do not cover the tenant’s personal property, and (iii) if the tenant wishes to protect his personal property, he should obtain renter’s insurance. The bill also requires such notice to inform the tenant that any such renter’s insurance obtained by the tenant does not cover flood damage and advise the tenant to contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or visit the websites for FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program or the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Flood Risk Information System to obtain information regarding whether the property is located in a special flood hazard area. The bill provides that any failure of the landlord to provide such notice does not affect the validity of the rental agreement.

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Became Law


Date Action Vote Document
2019-01-17House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)Yea: 7 No: 1 Other: 0Document
2019-01-29House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N)Yea: 22 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2019-02-04House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)Yea: 97 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2019-02-04House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N)Yea: 99 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2019-02-11Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)Yea: 15 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2019-02-13Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)Yea: 39 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2019-02-14Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)Yea: 40 No: 0 Other: 0Document


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Bill History

Date Action
2019-03-14Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0386)
2019-03-14Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 386 (effective 7/1/19)
2019-02-21Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
2019-02-21Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 21, 2019
2019-02-20Signed by President
2019-02-19Signed by Speaker
2019-02-19Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1660ER)
2019-02-14Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
2019-02-14Read third time
2019-02-13Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
2019-02-11Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)
2019-02-05Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2019-02-05Constitutional reading dispensed
2019-02-04VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N)
2019-02-04Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
2019-02-04Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
2019-02-04VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
2019-02-04Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
2019-02-01Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1660H1
2019-02-01Committee substitute agreed to 19105720D-H1
2019-02-01Read second time
2019-01-31Read first time
2019-01-29Committee substitute printed 19105720D-H1
2019-01-29Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
2019-01-17Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
2019-01-08Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
2018-12-01Referred to Committee on General Laws
2018-12-01Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100659D


Name District
Karrie DelaneyHD-067
Kelly Convirs-FowlerHD-021
Mark KeamHD-035
Alfonso LopezHD-049
Delores McQuinnHD-070
Kathleen MurphyHD-034