HB 1611 Landlord and tenant laws; service of process may be accomplished by a sheriff, etc.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Landlord and tenant laws.  Provides that localities must have a uniform set of standards as provided in the Statewide Building Code for smoke detectors, and tenants must maintain smoke detectors; prohibits tenants from painting or altering a dwelling unit without the prior written approval of the landlord; and allows a private process server to serve process. The bill also allows a landlord to take legal action against a relocated tenant for noncompliance during the relocation; and in cases involving a deceased tenant, authorizes the landlord to dispose of such tenant's property if not claimed by the person identified on the lease to be notified in the event of the death of a tenant after the 10-day notice to such person. Currently, such person has 30 days after the 10-day notice to remove the decedent's property before it may be disposed of by the landlord. The bill further provides that withholding tax from a Virginia source for a nonresident landlord is not required where the landlord owns no more than four dwelling units and removes the grandfather provision for a rental inspection district created by Fairfax City before January 1, 2009.  Finally, the bill includes the following provisions that are subject to a reenactment clause: (i) authorizing service of process to be accomplished by a sheriff and for service to be received and accepted electronically provided sufficient proof of delivery is retained, and (ii) allowing the sheriff to charge an additional $10 for electronic service.

Full text:
01/07/11  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101897D  pdf
01/27/11  House: Committee substitute printed 11104725D-H1  pdf
02/02/11  House: Printed as engrossed 11104725D-EH1  pdf
03/03/11  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1611ER)  pdf
04/06/11  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB1611ER2)  pdf
04/06/11  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0766)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
Senate amendments
Senate amendments rejected
Governor's recommendation

Status:
01/07/11  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101897D
01/07/11  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/11  House: Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
01/26/11  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 1-N)
01/27/11  House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 1-N)
01/27/11  House: Committee substitute printed 11104725D-H1
01/31/11  House: Read first time
02/01/11  House: Passed by for the day
02/02/11  House: Read second time
02/02/11  House: Committee substitute agreed to 11104725D-H1
02/02/11  House: Amendment by Delegate Athey agreed to
02/02/11  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1611EH1
02/02/11  House: Printed as engrossed 11104725D-EH1
02/03/11  House: Read third time and passed House (94-Y 3-N)
02/03/11  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 3-N)
02/04/11  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/11  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/09/11  Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (12-Y 3-N)
02/11/11  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/14/11  Senate: Read third time
02/14/11  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/15/11  Senate: Read third time
02/15/11  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/15/11  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/15/11  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/15/11  Senate: Amendment by Senator Petersen agreed to
02/15/11  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/15/11  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/15/11  Senate: Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/15/11  Senate: Amendment by Senator Petersen reconsidered (40-Y 0-N)
02/15/11  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/16/11  Senate: Read third time
02/16/11  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/16/11  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/17/11  Senate: Read third time
02/17/11  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/18/11  Senate: Read third time
02/18/11  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/18/11  Senate: Amendment by Senator Petersen rejected
02/18/11  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/18/11  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 1-N)
02/21/11  House: Placed on Calendar
02/22/11  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/22/11  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
03/03/11  House: Enrolled
03/03/11  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1611ER)
03/03/11  House: Signed by Speaker
03/04/11  Senate: Signed by President
03/26/11  House: Governor's recommendation received by House
04/05/11  House: Placed on Calendar
04/06/11  House: House concurred in Governor's recommendation (100-Y 0-N)
04/06/11  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N)
04/06/11  Senate: Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
04/06/11  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/06/11  House: Reenrolled
04/06/11  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB1611ER2)
04/06/11  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/06/11  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/06/11  House: Enacted, Chapter 766 (effective - see bill)
04/06/11  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0766)