Bill Summary

Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; rental agreement; provisions made applicable by operation of law. Requires a landlord to offer the tenant a written rental agreement containing the terms governing the rental of the dwelling unit and setting forth the terms and conditions of the landlord tenant relationship. The bill provides that in the event a written rental agreement is not offered by the landlord, a rental tenancy shall be deemed to exist by operation of law and establishes the terms and conditions of that tenancy. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Housing Commission. This bill is identical to SB 1676.

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Became Law


Date Action Vote Document
2019-01-15House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)Yea: 8 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2019-01-17House: Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N)Yea: 22 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2019-01-23House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N)Yea: 96 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2019-02-04Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N)Yea: 13 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2019-02-05Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)Yea: 40 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2019-02-06Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)Yea: 38 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2019-02-06Senate: Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)Yea: 39 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2019-02-06Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)Yea: 39 No: 0 Other: 0Document


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Bill History

Date Action
2019-02-13Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0005)
2019-02-13Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 5 (effective 7/1/19)
2019-02-08Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 15, 2019
2019-02-08Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 8, 2019
2019-02-07Signed by President
2019-02-07Signed by Speaker
2019-02-07Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2054ER)
2019-02-06Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
2019-02-06Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
2019-02-06Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
2019-02-06Read third time
2019-02-05Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2019-02-04Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N)
2019-01-24Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2019-01-24Constitutional reading dispensed
2019-01-23VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N)
2019-01-23Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
2019-01-22Read second time and engrossed
2019-01-21Read first time
2019-01-17Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N)
2019-01-15Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
2019-01-14Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
2019-01-07Referred to Committee on General Laws
2019-01-07Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101166D


Name District
Betsy CarrHD-069
Dawn AdamsHD-068
Lashrecse AirdHD-063
Lamont BagbyHD-074
Jeffrey BourneHD-071
Joesph LindseyHD-090
Kathleen MurphyHD-034