Bill Text: VA SB5051 | 2020 | 1st Special Session | Prefiled

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Bill Title: Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; temporary prohibition against landlord termination.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2020-11-10 - Left in Finance and Appropriations [SB5051 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2020-SB5051-Prefiled.html
Offered August 18, 2020
Prefiled August 17, 2020
A BILL to temporarily prohibit termination of rental agreements and issuance of orders of possession and writs of eviction under certain circumstances.
Patron-- Hashmi
Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. §1. That notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, no rental agreement shall be terminated pursuant to §55.1-1245 of the Code of Virginia, no order of possession shall be issued pursuant to §8.01-126 of the Code of Virginia, and no writ of eviction shall be issued pursuant to § 8.01-470 of the Code of Virginia for any reason, except in response to a criminal or willful act that is not remediable and that poses a threat to health or safety pursuant to subsection C of §55.1-1245 of the Code of Virginia, until after April 30, 2021.