Bill Summary

Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord charges for security deposits, insurance premiums for damage insurance, and insurance premiums for renter’s insurance; filing of information regarding resident agent appointed by nonresident property owner. Prohibits a landlord from requiring a tenant to pay a security deposit, insurance premiums for damage insurance, and insurance premiums for renter’s insurance prior to the commencement of the tenancy that exceed the amount of two months’ periodic rent. The bill permits a landlord, however, to add a monthly amount as additional rent to recover additional costs of such renter’s insurance premiums. Finally, the bill requires nonresident property owners to file the name and office address of the agent appointed by such nonresident property owner in the office of the clerk of the State Corporation Commission. Under current law, such information must be filed in the office of the clerk of the court in which deeds are recorded in the county or city in which the property lies. Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord charges for security deposits, insurance premiums for damage insurance, and insurance premiums for renter’s insurance; filing of information regarding resident agent appointed by nonresident property owner. Prohibits a landlord from requiring a tenant to pay a security deposit, insurance premiums for damage insurance, and insurance premiums for renter’s insurance prior to the commencement of the tenancy that exceed the amount of two months’ periodic rent. The bill permits a landlord, however, to add a monthly amount as additional rent to recover additional costs of such renter’s insurance premiums. Finally, the bill requires nonresident property owners to file the name and office address of the agent appointed by such nonresident property owner in the office of the clerk of the State Corporation Commission. Under current law, such information must be filed in the office of the clerk of the court in which deeds are recorded in the county or city in which the property lies.

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Status

Became Law

Votes

Date Action Vote Document
2021-01-21House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 1-N)Yea: 5 No: 1 Other: 2Document
2021-01-26House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (13-Y 9-N)Yea: 13 No: 9 Other: 0Document
2021-02-03House: VOTE: Passage (56-Y 43-N)Yea: 56 No: 43 Other: 1Document
2021-02-05Senate: Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N)Yea: 14 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2021-02-10Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (10-Y 1-N 1-A)Yea: 10 No: 1 Other: 0Document
2021-02-12Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)Yea: 39 No: 0 Other: 0Document
2021-02-16Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (26-Y 13-N)Yea: 26 No: 13 Other: 0Document
2021-02-18House: VOTE: Adoption (55-Y 43-N)Yea: 55 No: 43 Other: 2Document

Amendments

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Bill History

Date Action
2021-03-30Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0427)
2021-03-30Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 427 (effective 7/1/21)
2021-02-25Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
2021-02-25Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 25, 2021
2021-02-24Signed by Speaker
2021-02-22Signed by President
2021-02-22Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2249ER)
2021-02-22Enrolled
2021-02-18VOTE: Adoption (55-Y 43-N)
2021-02-18Senate substitute agreed to by House 21200050D-S1 ( 55-Y 43-N)
2021-02-18Placed on Calendar
2021-02-16Passed Senate with substitute (26-Y 13-N)
2021-02-16Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2249S1
2021-02-16Read third time
2021-02-15Passed by for the day
2021-02-15Committee substitute agreed to 21200050D-S1
2021-02-15Reading of substitute waived
2021-02-15Read third time
2021-02-12Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
2021-02-10Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (10-Y 1-N 1-A)
2021-02-10Committee substitute printed 21200050D-S1
2021-02-05Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N)
2021-02-04Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2021-02-04Constitutional reading dispensed
2021-02-03VOTE: Passage (56-Y 43-N)
2021-02-03Read third time and passed House (56-Y 43-N)
2021-02-02Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2249H1
2021-02-02Committee substitute agreed to 21103524D-H1
2021-02-02Read second time
2021-02-01Passed by for the day
2021-01-28Passed by for the day
2021-01-27Read first time
2021-01-26Committee substitute printed 21103524D-H1
2021-01-26Reported from General Laws with substitute (13-Y 9-N)
2021-01-21Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 1-N)
2021-01-17Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
2021-01-13Referred to Committee on General Laws
2021-01-13Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102708D

Sponsors

Name District
Delores McQuinnHD-070
Dawn AdamsHD-068
Lashrecse AirdHD-063
Lamont BagbyHD-074
Betsy CarrHD-069
C.E. HayesHD-077
Dan HelmerHD-040
Sally HudsonHD-057
Clinton JenkinsHD-076
Kaye KoryHD-038
Mark LevineHD-045
Alfonso LopezHD-049
Marcia PriceHD-095
Sam RasoulHD-011
David ReidHD-032
Ibraheem SamirahHD-086
Marcus SimonHD-053
Rodney WillettHD-073