Condominium Act; allows elderly or disabled tenants in conversion units to assign purchase right. (SB268)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Kris Amundson (D-Mount Vernon), Del. Vince Callahan (R-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Condominium Act; conversion condominiums. Provides that tenants residing in a county where the urban county executive form of government is in effect (Fairfax County) shall have the right to transfer their right to purchase their units to the local housing authority or a qualified nonprofit organization actively engaged in producing and preserving affordable housing as determined by such county. The acquisition of such units by the local housing authority or such qualified nonprofit organization shall not (i) exceed the greater of one unit or five percent of the total number of units in the condominium and (ii) impede the condominium conversion process. In determining which, if any, units shall be acquired pursuant to this section, preference shall be given to elderly or disabled tenants. The bill contains a technical amendment. Read the Bill »


02/28/2006: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 066150260
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/18/2006Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N)
01/20/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/20/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
01/23/2006Read second time and engrossed
01/24/2006Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
01/24/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
01/24/2006Communicated to House
01/26/2006Placed on Calendar
01/26/2006Read first time
01/26/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/16/2006Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing (Suit)
02/28/2006Continued to 2007 in General Laws