Bill Summary

Landlord and tenant; victims of family abuse; evidence to mitigate low credit score; damages. Allows an applicant for a lease to recover actual damages, including all amounts paid to the landlord as an application fee, application deposit, or reimbursement for any of the landlord’s out-of-pocket expenses that were charged to the applicant, along with attorney fees, if the landlord does not consider evidence of the applicant’s status as a victim of family abuse to mitigate any adverse effect of the otherwise qualified applicant’s low credit score.

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Became Law


Date Action Vote Document
2020-01-30House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)Yea: 7 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2020-01-30House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)Yea: 7 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2020-02-04House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 1-N)Yea: 21 No: 1 Other: 0Document
2020-02-11House: VOTE: Passage (80-Y 20-N)Yea: 80 No: 20 Other: 0Document
2020-02-19Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N)Yea: 13 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
2020-03-23Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0388)
2020-03-23Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 388 (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 (HB99ER)
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 (13-Y 0-N)
2020-02-12Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2020-02-12Constitutional reading dispensed
2020-02-11VOTE: Passage (80-Y 20-N)
2020-02-11Read third time and passed House (80-Y 20-N)
2020-02-10Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB99H2
2020-02-10Substitute by Delegate Simon agreed to 20108069D-H2
2020-02-10Committee on General Laws substitute rejected 20107595D-H1
2020-02-10Read second time
2020-02-10Floor substitute printed 20108069D-H2 (Simon)
2020-02-07Passed by for the day
2020-02-06Passed by for the day
2020-02-05Read first time
2020-02-04Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 1-N)
2020-02-04Committee substitute printed 20107595D-H1
2020-01-30Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
2020-01-15Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
2019-12-12Referred to Committee on General Laws
2019-12-12Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100448D