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
2020-01-15Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N)Yea: 14 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2020-01-17Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)Yea: 38 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2020-01-21Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)Yea: 40 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2020-02-18House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)Yea: 5 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2020-02-20House: Reported from General Laws (21-Y 0-N)Yea: 21 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2020-02-25House: VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N)Yea: 100 No: 0 Other: 0Document


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Bill History

Date Action
2020-04-07Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0823)
2020-04-07Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 823 (effective 7/1/20)
2020-03-12Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
2020-03-12Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
2020-03-03Signed by President
2020-03-02Signed by Speaker
2020-03-02Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB388ER)
2020-02-25VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N)
2020-02-25Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
2020-02-25Read third time
2020-02-24Read second time
2020-02-20Reported from General Laws (21-Y 0-N)
2020-02-18Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
2020-02-14Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
2020-02-13Referred to Committee on General Laws
2020-02-13Read first time
2020-02-13Placed on Calendar
2020-01-21Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
2020-01-20Read second time and engrossed
2020-01-17Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
2020-01-15Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N)
2020-01-06Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2020-01-06Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102347D


Name District
Jeremy McPikeSD-029