HB265: Wood burning fireplaces; regulation by locality.

HOUSE BILL NO. 265
Offered January 9, 2008
Prefiled January 2, 2008
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 15.2-922.2, relating to regulation of wood burning fireplaces.
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Patron-- Albo
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Committee Referral Pending
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 15.2-922.2 as follows:

§ 15.2-922.2. Regulating wood burning fireplaces in certain localities.

In any locality with a population density of greater than 1,000 persons per square mile, the locality may by ordinance regulate the use of wood burning fireplaces in any portion of the locality where such use may constitute a nuisance to adjacent residences. Such ordinance shall not apply to any dwelling that does not have an adequate source of heat without burning wood.