Single-family dwellings; deletes certain optional provisions regarding clustering thereof. (SB374)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Clustering of single-family dwellings. Deletes certain optional provisions regarding the clustering of single-family housing and reinserts those provisions as mandatory provisions of zoning or subdivision ordinances for counties and cities that had a population growth rate of 10% or more from the next-to-latest to latest decennial census year. Such localities shall provide in their zoning or subdivision ordinances, applicable to a minimum of 40% of the unimproved land contained in residential and agricultural zoning district classifications, standards, conditions, and criteria for the clustering of single-family dwellings and the preservation of open space developments. In establishing such standards, conditions, and criteria, the localities may include any provisions they determine appropriate to ensure quality development, preservation of open space, and compliance with their comprehensive plan and land use ordinances. Furtheremore, the bill allows property located in an Air Installation Compatible Use Zone to be exempt from a requirement for administrative approval by a locality of certain types of cluster development. Read the Bill »


04/19/2006: enacted


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 061635712
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/07/2006Reported from Local Government with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006Committee substitute printed 065488740-S1
02/09/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006Read second time
02/10/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2006Committee substitute agreed to 065488740-S1
02/10/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB374S1
02/13/2006Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2006Reading of amendments waived
02/13/2006Amendment #1 by Senator Quayle agreed to
02/13/2006Amendment #2 by Senator Quayle rejected
02/13/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB374ES1
02/13/2006Printed as engrossed 065488740-ES1
02/13/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2006Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
03/03/2006Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (19-Y 3-N)
03/03/2006Committee substitute printed 065516740-H1
03/06/2006Read second time
03/07/2006Passed by for the day
03/08/2006Read third time
03/08/2006Committee substitute agreed to 065516740-H1
03/08/2006Amendment by Delegate Albo rejected
03/08/2006Amendment #3 by Delegate Landes rejected
03/08/2006Amendment #1 by Delegate Landes rejected
03/08/2006Amendments #2, 4 and 5 by Delegate Landes rejected
03/08/2006Amendment by Delegate Saxman rejected
03/08/2006Pending question ordered
03/08/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB374H1
03/08/2006Passed House with substitute (53-Y 42-N)
03/08/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (53-Y 42-N)
03/09/2006Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
03/09/2006Amendment by Delegate Landes agreed to
03/09/2006Amendment by Delegate Saxman agreed to
03/09/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments SB374H1
03/09/2006Passed House with substitute with amendments (79-Y 19-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (79-Y 19-N)
03/09/2006House substitute with amendments rejected by Senate (0-Y 36-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: (0-Y 36-N)
03/09/2006House insisted on substitute with amendments
03/09/2006House requested conference committee
03/09/2006Senate acceded to request (31-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: (31-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006Conferees appointed by Senate
03/09/2006Senators: Watkins, Obenshain, Cuccinelli
03/09/2006Conferees appointed by House
03/09/2006Delegates: Ingram, Landes, Hull
03/11/2006Conference substitute printed 067562782-S2
03/11/2006Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N)
03/11/2006VOTE: (37-Y 0-N)
03/11/2006Pending question ordered
03/11/2006Conference report agreed to by House (63-Y 32-N)
03/11/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (63-Y 32-N)
03/21/2006Signed by Speaker
03/21/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB374ER)
03/22/2006Signed by President
04/11/2006Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/18/2006Placed on Calendar
04/19/2006Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006House concurred in Governor's recommendation (88-Y 8-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (88-Y 8-N)
04/19/2006G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/19/2006Signed by President as reenrolled
04/19/2006Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/19/2006Enacted, Chapter 903 (effective 7/1/07)
04/19/2006Reenrolled bill text (SB374ER2)
04/19/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0903)


This bill mentions Norfolk, Richmond.