U.S. Navy Master Jet Base; land use adjacent to certain. (HB975)

Introduced By

Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Land use and eminent domain adjacent to certain jet bases; advisory council. Provides that the governing body of any locality in which a United States Navy Master Jet Base or an auxiliary landing field used in connection with flight operations arising from such Master Jet Base is located shall (i) adopt zoning ordinances that require the governing body to consider certain Navy guidelines in deciding discretionary applications for property in noise levels 70 dB DNL or greater, (ii) undertake an evaluation of undeveloped properties located in noise zones 70 dB DNL or greater to determine the suitability of such properties for rezoning classifications that would prohibit incompatible uses, (iii) adopt such ordinances or take such other actions as may be recommended in any Joint Land Use Study that has been officially approved by the Navy and the governing body of the locality, and (iv) establish programs to purchase land or development rights from willing sellers in the corridor of land underneath the flight path between the Master Jet Base and the auxiliary landing field known as an interfacility traffic area. Also, such localities are granted authority to exercise the limited right of eminent domain at the request of property owners in acquisition of any lands, easements, and privileges for the purpose of protecting public safety by providing unobstructed airspace for the landing and takeoff of aircraft utilizing such Master Jet Base and preventing incompatible development within Accident Potential Zone 1 areas surrounding such Master Jet Base. This bill also creates the Oceana/Fentress Military Advisory Council as a subunit of the Virginia Military Advisory Council. The provisions of this act and all authority therein shall terminate in the event that the aircraft and activities necessary to support the operations of a Master Jet Base are designated for realignment outside the locality. This bill is identical to SB 565. Read the Bill »


03/30/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 065453520
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/27/2006Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendment (22-Y 0-N)
01/30/2006Read first time
01/31/2006Read second time
01/31/2006Committee amendment agreed to
01/31/2006Engrossed by House as amended HB975E
01/31/2006Printed as engrossed 065453520-E
02/01/2006Read third time and passed House (98-Y 1-N)
02/01/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 1-N)
02/01/2006Communicated to Senate
02/02/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
03/06/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006Committee substitute printed 067766520-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 067766520-S1
03/07/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB975S1
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 agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB975ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Signed by President
03/24/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB975ER)
03/30/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 266 (effective 7/1/06)
04/04/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0266)