VA HB2249 | 2021 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 18-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 2 2021 - 50% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2021-02-05 - Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]

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. The bill also removes provisions allowing a landlord to permit a tenant to provide damage insurance coverage in lieu of the payment of a security deposit. 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. The bill also removes provisions allowing a landlord to permit a tenant to provide damage insurance coverage in lieu of the payment of a security deposit. 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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Title

Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord charges for security deposits.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2021-02-05 - Senate - Senate: Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (Y: 14 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-03 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (56-Y 43-N) (Y: 56 N: 43 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-01-26 - House - House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (Y: 13 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-21 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 1-N) (Y: 5 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2021-02-05SenateContinued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N)
2021-02-04SenateReferred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2021-02-04SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2021-02-03HouseVOTE: Passage (56-Y 43-N)
2021-02-03HouseRead third time and passed House (56-Y 43-N)
2021-02-02HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute HB2249H1
2021-02-02HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 21103524D-H1
2021-02-02HouseRead second time
2021-02-01HousePassed by for the day
2021-01-28HousePassed by for the day
2021-01-27HouseRead first time
2021-01-26HouseCommittee substitute printed 21103524D-H1
2021-01-26HouseReported from General Laws with substitute (13-Y 9-N)
2021-01-21HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 1-N)
2021-01-17HouseAssigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
2021-01-13HouseReferred to Committee on General Laws
2021-01-13HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102708D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
5511204(n/a)See Bill Text
5511206(n/a)See Bill Text
5511208(n/a)See Bill Text
5511211(n/a)See Bill Text
5511226(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

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