Fair Housing Law; removes exemption of single-family house from certain section. (HB696)

Introduced By

Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Exemptions to the fair housing law. Removes exemption of single-family house from the Fair Housing Law section relating to restrictive covenants. Section 36-96.6 states in pertinent part that any restrictive covenant based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, or handicap is void and against Virginia public policy. The above change to the Fair Housing Law exemptions makes 36-96.6 applicable to single-family homes and their owners. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 069286520
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2006Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: #1 Housing (Suit)
02/09/2006Incorporated by General Laws (HB1236-Melvin)