Zoning ordinances; provisions on occupancy of residential dwelling unit, penalty. (HB1438)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Kris Amundson (D-Mount Vernon), Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Bob Hull (D-Falls Church), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), and Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Permitted provisions in zoning ordinances; penalties. Authorizes a zoning ordinance to provide that any violation of limitations on occupancy of a residential dwelling unit shall be a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $2,500 and/or confinement in jail for not more than 12 months. The zoning ordinance may additionally provide that each day of such violation shall constitute a separate offense. Furthermore, the zoning ordinance may provide that in the case of a failure to remove or abate a violation of residential occupancy limitations within the time period established by the court, a court may order the violator to be confined in jail for not more than 12 months. Read the Bill »


02/10/2006: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/17/2006Presented and ordered printed 066706510
01/17/2006Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/10/2006Continued to 2007 in Counties, Cities and Towns