Bill Summary

Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord remedies; noncompliance with rental agreement; payment plan. Changes from five to 14 days the amount of time that landlords who own four or fewer rental dwelling units must wait after serving written notice on a tenant notifying the tenant of his nonpayment of rent and of the landlord’s intention to terminate the rental agreement if rent is not paid before the landlord may pursue remedies for termination of the rental agreement. The bill requires a landlord who owns more than four rental dwelling units, or more than a 10 percent interest in more than four rental dwelling units, before terminating a rental agreement due to nonpayment of rent, to serve upon such tenant a written notice informing the tenant of the total amount due and owed and offer the tenant a payment plan under which the tenant must pay the total amount due and owed in equal monthly installments over a period of the lesser of six months or the time remaining under the rental agreement. The bill also outlines the remedies a landlord has if a tenant fails to pay the total amount due and owed or enter into a payment arrangement within 14 days of receiving notice or if the tenant enters into a payment arrangement but fails to pay within 14 days of the due date any rent that becomes due under the payment plan or arrangement after such plan or arrangement becomes effective. The bill clarifies that a tenant is not precluded from participating in any other rent relief programs available to the tenant through a nonprofit organization or under the provisions of a federal, state, or local law, regulation, or action. The bill contains an emergency clause. The bill sunsets on July 1, 2021.

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Status

Votes

Date Action Vote Document
2020-08-24House: Reported from General Laws with amendments (13-Y 9-N)Yea: 13 No: 9 Other: 0Document
2020-08-28House: VOTE: Passage (55-Y 41-N)Yea: 55 No: 41 Other: 0Document
2020-09-18Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (10-Y 3-N)Yea: 10 No: 3 Other: 0Document
2020-09-24Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N)Yea: 35 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2020-09-25Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (19-Y 17-N)Yea: 19 No: 17 Other: 0Document
2020-09-25Senate: Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N)Yea: 36 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2020-10-01Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (23-Y 16-N)Yea: 23 No: 16 Other: 0Document
2020-10-02House: VOTE: Adoption (0-Y 95-N)Yea: 0 No: 95 Other: 0Document
2020-10-07Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (22-Y 14-N)Yea: 22 No: 14 Other: 0Document
2020-10-14Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (22-Y 17-N)Yea: 22 No: 17 Other: 0Document
2020-10-14House: VOTE: Agreed To (57-Y 40-N)Yea: 57 No: 40 Other: 0Document
2020-11-09Senate: Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation #1 and #2 (37-Y 2-N)Yea: 37 No: 2 Other: 0Document
2020-11-09Senate: Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation #3 and #4 (21-Y 17-N)Yea: 21 No: 17 Other: 0Document
2020-11-09House: VOTE: Adoption (56-Y 41-N)Yea: 56 No: 41 Other: 0Document

Amendments

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Bill History

Date Action
2020-11-09Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0046)
2020-11-09Enacted, Chapter 46 (effective 11/9/20)
2020-11-09Signed by President as reenrolled
2020-11-09Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
2020-11-09Reenrolled bill text (HB5064ER2)
2020-11-09Reenrolled
2020-11-09Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
2020-11-09Governor: Emergency clause added by Governor's recommendation
2020-11-09Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation #3 and #4 (21-Y 17-N)
2020-11-09Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation #1 and #2 (37-Y 2-N)
2020-11-09VOTE: Adoption (56-Y 41-N)
2020-11-09House concurred in Governor's recommendation (56-Y 41-N)
2020-10-28Governor's recommendation received by House
2020-10-21Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
2020-10-21Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on October 21, 2020
2020-10-16Signed by President
2020-10-16Signed by Speaker
2020-10-16Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB5064ER)
2020-10-16Enrolled
2020-10-14Conference report agreed to by Senate (22-Y 17-N)
2020-10-14VOTE: Agreed To (57-Y 40-N)
2020-10-14Conference report agreed to by House (57-Y 40-N)
2020-10-14Conference: Amended by conference committee
2020-10-07Senators: Ebbin, Bell, Boysko
2020-10-07Conferees appointed by Senate
2020-10-07Delegates: Price, Bulova, Morefield
2020-10-07Conferees appointed by House
2020-10-07House acceded to request
2020-10-07Senate requested conference committee
2020-10-07Senate insisted on substitute (22-Y 14-N)
2020-10-02VOTE: Adoption (0-Y 95-N)
2020-10-02Senate substitute rejected by House (0-Y 95-N)
2020-10-02Placed on Calendar
2020-10-01Passed Senate with substitute (23-Y 16-N)
2020-10-01Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB5064S1
2020-10-01Read third time
2020-10-01Passed by temporarily
2020-09-25Passed by for the day
2020-09-25Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N)
2020-09-25Passed Senate with substitute (19-Y 17-N)
2020-09-25Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB5064S1
2020-09-25Committee substitute agreed to 20201219D-S1
2020-09-25Reading of substitute waived
2020-09-25Read third time
2020-09-24Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N)
2020-09-18Committee substitute printed 20201219D-S1
2020-09-18Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (10-Y 3-N)
2020-09-02Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2020-09-02Read first time
2020-08-28VOTE: Passage (55-Y 41-N)
2020-08-28Read third time and passed House (55-Y 41-N)
2020-08-27Printed as engrossed 20200266D-E
2020-08-27Engrossed by House as amended HB5064E
2020-08-27Committee amendments agreed to
2020-08-27Read second time
2020-08-26Read first time
2020-08-24Reported from General Laws with amendments (13-Y 9-N)
2020-08-18Referred to Committee on General Laws
2020-08-18Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200266D