Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; disclosure of methamphetamine laboratory. (HB1615)

Introduced By

Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock) with support from co-patron Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; disclosure of methamphetamine laboratory. Requires the owner of residential property who has actual knowledge that the residential property was previously used as a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory or that the property previously used as a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory has been cleaned up in accordance with the Department of Health guidelines, to provide a written disclosure when selling the property. Otherwise, the owner is required to provide a written disclosure that he makes no representation as to the presence of a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory on the property. The bill also provides that if residential property formerly used as a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory has been cleaned up in accordance with the guidelines established by the Department of Health, the person or entity performing the cleanup shall file a declaration of the cleanup in the public land records of the locality in which the property located. Amends § 32.1-11.7, § 55-519, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

  • 01/06/2013 Committee
  • 01/06/2013 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100558D
  • 01/06/2013 Referred to Committee on General Laws
  • 01/11/2013 Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
  • 01/16/2013 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
  • 01/17/2013 Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/17/2013 Committee substitute printed 13104136D-H1
  • 01/21/2013 Read first time
  • 01/22/2013 Read second time
  • 01/22/2013 Committee substitute agreed to 13104136D-H1
  • 01/22/2013 Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1615H1
  • 01/23/2013 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
  • 01/23/2013 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/24/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 01/24/2013 Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
  • 02/18/2013 Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/19/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/20/2013 Read third time
  • 02/20/2013 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/23/2013 Enrolled
  • 02/23/2013 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1615ER)
  • 02/23/2013 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/23/2013 Signed by President
  • 02/25/2013 Signed by President
  • 03/20/2013 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 557 (effective - see bill)
  • 03/20/2013 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0557)

Comments

stephen writes:

And not One single word written about registering the chemist, so that the public can avoid living next to the persons next Home lab.

Editor’s Pick
Jim Duncan writes:

Wondering if there is a publicly searchable database where one can currently search for houses that have previously been used as meth labs?