Bill Summary

Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; noncompliance with rental agreement; tenant’s right to reasonable attorney fees. Provides that a tenant is entitled to reasonable attorney fees when a tenant successfully raises as a defense the landlord’s noncompliance with the rental agreement and the court enters judgment in favor of the tenant.

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Date Action Vote Document
2019-01-22House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)Yea: 8 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2019-01-24House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N)Yea: 22 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2019-01-30House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)Yea: 98 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2019-01-30House: 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
2019-03-08Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0324)
2019-03-08Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 324 (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 (HB1923ER)
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)
2019-01-31Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2019-01-31Constitutional reading dispensed
2019-01-30VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N)
2019-01-30Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
2019-01-30Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
2019-01-30VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
2019-01-30Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
2019-01-29Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1923H1
2019-01-29Committee substitute agreed to 19105504D-H1
2019-01-29Read second time
2019-01-28Read first time
2019-01-24Committee substitute printed 19105504D-H1
2019-01-24Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
2019-01-22Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
2019-01-14Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
2019-01-04Referred to Committee on General Laws
2019-01-04Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101389D


Name District
Jeffrey BourneHD-071
Dawn AdamsHD-068
Hala AyalaHD-051
Lamont BagbyHD-074
Betsy CarrHD-069
Kelly Convirs-FowlerHD-021
Karrie DelaneyHD-067
C.E. HayesHD-077
Kaye KoryHD-038
Paul KrizekHD-044
Mark LevineHD-045
Joesph LindseyHD-090
Alfonso LopezHD-049
Delores McQuinnHD-070
Kenneth PlumHD-036
Marcia PriceHD-095
Sam RasoulHD-011
Debra RodmanHD-073
Richard SullivanHD-048
Luke TorianHD-052
Jeion WardHD-092