Conveyance of property; additional method for subdivision of lot to family member. (HB1144)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Additional method for subdivision of a lot for conveyance to a family member. Allows a locality to include in its subdivision ordinance provisions permitting a single division of a lot or parcel for the purpose of sale or gift to a member of the immediate family of the property owner, if (i) the property has been owned for at least 15 consecutive years by the current owner or member of the immediate family and (ii) the property owner agrees to place a restrictive covenant on the subdivided property that would prohibit the transfer of the property to a nonmember of the immediate family for a period of 15 years. The locality may require that the subdivided lot is no more than one acre and otherwise meets any other express requirement contained in the Code of Virginia or imposed by the local governing body. Read the Bill »


03/31/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 065454448
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/27/2006Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
01/30/2006Read first time
01/31/2006Read second time
01/31/2006Committee amendments agreed to
01/31/2006Engrossed by House as amended HB1144E
01/31/2006Printed as engrossed 065454448-E
02/01/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2006Communicated to Senate
02/02/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2006Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/28/2006Reported from Local Government (15-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/03/2006Read third time
03/03/2006Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/03/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/11/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1144ER)
03/11/2006Signed by Speaker
03/13/2006Signed by President
03/31/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 456 (effective 7/1/06)
04/06/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0456)