Eminent domain; definition of public uses. (HB94)

Introduced By

Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Eminent domain; definition of public uses. Provides a definition of public uses as embracing only the ownership, possession, occupation, and enjoyment of land by the public or public agencies, and public corporations and public service companies. The bill states that public benefits or potential public benefits including economic development or private development, an increase in the tax base, tax revenues, employment, or general economic health and welfare shall not be considered when determining whether a use constitutes a public use. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/19/2005Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 065282140
12/19/2005Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/20/2006Referred from Counties, Cities and Towns
01/20/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 4-N)
02/11/2006Committee substitute printed 062873520-H1
02/11/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Read second time
02/13/2006Committee substitute agreed to 062873520-H1
02/13/2006Amendment by Delegate Joannou agreed to (50-Y 47-N)
02/13/2006VOTE: (50-Y 47-N)
02/13/2006Engrossment reconsidered by House (62-Y 30-N)
02/13/2006VOTE: RECONSIDERATION (62-Y 30-N)
02/13/2006Amendment by Delegate Joannou reconsidered (55-Y 40-N)
02/13/2006VOTE: RECONSIDERATION (55-Y 40-N)
02/13/2006Pending question ordered
02/13/2006Amendment by Delegate Joannou agreed to (51-Y 45-N)
02/13/2006VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (51-Y 45-N)
02/13/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB94EH1
02/13/2006Printed as engrossed 062873520-EH1
02/14/2006Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to Senate
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/28/2006Assigned Courts sub: #1
03/06/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006Committee substitute printed 064666820-S1
03/07/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Read third time
03/07/2006Reading of substitute waived
03/07/2006Committee substitute agreed to 064666820-S1
03/07/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB94S1
03/07/2006Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2006Placed on Calendar
03/09/2006Senate substitute rejected by House (3-Y 95-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: REJECTED (3-Y 95-N)
03/09/2006Senate insisted on substitute (36-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: (36-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006Senate requested conference committee
03/09/2006House acceded to request
03/09/2006Conferees appointed by House
03/09/2006Delegates: Suit, Athey, Joannou
03/09/2006Conferees appointed by Senate
03/09/2006Senators: Stolle, Norment, Cuccinelli
03/11/2006No further action taken
03/11/2006Failed to pass in House