Residential Property Disclosure Act; seller of historic property to provide notice to purchaser. (HB1554)

Introduced By

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Ken Melvin (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; Notice of historic district. Provides that the disclosure and disclaimer forms required under the Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act contain a notice to purchasers that the property is located in a historic district if the owner has knowledge of such designation. Otherwise, the notice shall advise purchasers to exercise whatever due diligence deemed necessary prior to settlement. Amends § 15.2-2306, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


04/05/2006: signed by governor


01/20/2006Presented and ordered printed 067083512
01/20/2006Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/10/2006Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006Committee substitute printed 065510512-H1
02/11/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Read second time
02/13/2006Committee substitute agreed to 065510512-H1
02/13/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1554H1
02/14/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to Senate
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
03/01/2006Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006Committee substitute printed 060185512-S1
03/03/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
03/03/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006Read third time
03/06/2006Reading of substitute waived
03/06/2006Committee substitute agreed to 060185512-S1
03/06/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1554S1
03/06/2006Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Placed on Calendar
03/08/2006Senate substitute rejected by House (7-Y 86-N)
03/08/2006VOTE: REJECTED (7-Y 86-N)
03/09/2006Senate insisted on substitute (37-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: (37-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006Senate requested conference committee
03/09/2006House acceded to request
03/09/2006Conferees appointed by House
03/09/2006Delegates: Spruill, Suit, Dudley
03/09/2006Conferees appointed by Senate
03/09/2006Senators: Wagner, Lambert, Bell
03/10/2006Conference substitute printed 069751512-H2
03/10/2006Conference report agreed to by House (90-Y 0-N)
03/10/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (90-Y 0-N)
03/11/2006Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/11/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/21/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1554ER)
03/21/2006Signed by Speaker
03/22/2006Signed by President
04/05/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 705 (effective 7/1/06)
04/14/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0705)