Zoning ordinance; reconstruction/restoration of involuntarily damaged or destroyed nonconformities. (HB78)

Introduced By

Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Allen Dudley (R-Rocky Mount), Del. Jeff Frederick (R-Woodbridge), and Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Reconstruction and restoration of certain damaged or destroyed nonconformities. Provides that if a building is damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster, the zoning ordinance may require that such building be repaired, rebuilt or replaced to eliminate or reduce the nonconforming features to the extent possible, without the need to obtain a variance. If such building cannot be repaired, rebuilt or replaced except to restore it to its original nonconforming condition, the owner shall have the right to do so. Read the Bill »


03/30/2006: signed by governor


12/16/2005Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 067505520
12/16/2005Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/03/2006Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/03/2006Committee substitute printed 065485520-H1
02/06/2006Read first time
02/07/2006Read second time
02/07/2006Committee substitute agreed to 065485520-H1
02/07/2006Amendment by Delegate Morgan agreed to
02/07/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB78EH1
02/07/2006Printed as engrossed 065485520-EH1
02/08/2006Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006Communicated to Senate
02/09/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2006Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/21/2006Reported from Local Government with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
02/23/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006Read third time
02/24/2006Reading of amendments waived
02/24/2006Committee amendments #'s 1,2,3 agreed to
02/24/2006Committee amendment #4 rejected
02/24/2006Reading of amendment waived
02/24/2006Amendment by Senator Quayle agreed to
02/24/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/24/2006Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Placed on Calendar
02/28/2006Senate amendments agreed to by House (93-Y 2-N)
02/28/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 2-N)
03/07/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB78ER)
03/07/2006Signed by Speaker
03/08/2006Signed by President
03/30/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 244 (effective 7/1/06)
04/04/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0244)