Bill Summary

Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; return of security deposit. Requires the landlord to return the tenant’s security deposit, minus any deductions or charges, within 45 days of the termination of the tenancy or the date the tenant vacates the dwelling unit, whichever occurs last. Under current law, the 45-day period to return the security deposit begins on the date of the termination of the tenancy.

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Date Action Vote Document
2020-01-30House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)Yea: 7 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2020-01-30House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)Yea: 7 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2020-02-04House: Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N)Yea: 22 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2020-02-07House: VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N)Yea: 100 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2020-02-19Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 0-N)Yea: 12 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2020-02-21Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)Yea: 32 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2020-02-24Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)Yea: 40 No: 0 Other: 0Document


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Bill History

Date Action
2020-03-18Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0384)
2020-03-18Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 384 (effective 7/1/20)
2020-03-06Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
2020-03-06Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 6, 2020
2020-02-27Signed by President
2020-02-27Signed by Speaker
2020-02-27Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB594ER)
2020-02-24Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
2020-02-24Read third time
2020-02-21Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
2020-02-19Reported from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 0-N)
2020-02-10Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2020-02-10Constitutional reading dispensed
2020-02-07VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N)
2020-02-07Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
2020-02-06Read second time and engrossed
2020-02-05Read first time
2020-02-04Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N)
2020-01-30Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
2020-01-15Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
2020-01-06Referred to Committee on General Laws
2020-01-06Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101456D


Name District
Jeffrey BourneHD-071
Lamont BagbyHD-074
Jerrauld JonesHD-089
Paul KrizekHD-044