Subaqueous lands; parties in City of Norfolk to pay amount commensurate with property interest. (HB2203)

Introduced By

Del. Leo Wardrup (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Conveyance of subaqueous lands. Clarifies that the three parties who were authorized to receive conveyances of parcels of subaqueous lands located in the City of Norfolk in 2006 will not have to pay fair market value for these properties. The bill exempts them from having to pay fair market value because they have paid local real estate taxes on these parcels along with the adjacent upland properties since they have owned the properties. Read the Bill »


04/04/2007: enacted


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072531536
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/2007Assigned ACNRsub: Chesapeake (Byron)
01/23/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2203)
02/01/2007Read first time
02/02/2007Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2007Read third time and passed House (83-Y 14-N 1-A)
02/03/2007Communicated to Senate
02/05/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2007Read third time
02/14/2007Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/14/2007Rereferred to Finance
02/19/2007Passed by for the day
02/20/2007Read third time
02/20/2007Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N 2-A)
02/20/2007VOTE: (38-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
03/01/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2203ER)
03/01/2007Signed by Speaker
03/04/2007Signed by President
03/09/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2203ER)
03/26/2007Governor's recommendation received by House
03/27/2007Governor's substitute printed 071011129-H1
04/03/2007Placed on Calendar
04/04/2007House concurred in Governor's recommendation (96-Y 1-N)
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter (effective 7/1/07)
04/04/2007House concurred in Governor's recommendation (96-Y 1-N 1-A)
04/04/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (37-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/04/2007Reenrolled bill text (HB2203ER2)
04/04/2007Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/04/2007Signed by President as reenrolled
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter 862 (effective 7/1/07)
04/11/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0862)


Waldo Jaquith writes:

This bill should be framed on placed on the wall of the General Assembly, so that all may gaze upon its stupidity. The problem here isn't Norfolk, or Del. Wardrup, or "subaqueous lands" (whatever those are). It's the fact that Richmond stubbornly holds onto its power, requiring that localities come begging for permission every time they want to blow their collective nose. The fact that the General Assembly has to deal with three people and some land in Norfolk is staggeringly dumb.

analog man writes:

This has nothing to do with the powers/lack thereof of localities. The Commonwealth owns the submerged lands -- the land beneath navigable waters -- and the ownership question has to be settled either by litigation or legislation.