Professional and Occupational Regulation, Department of; changes membership of Fair Housing Board. (HB2595)

Introduced By

Del. Melanie Rapp (R-Yorktown)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation; Fair Housing Board; membership. Changes the membership of the Fair Housing Board by increasing from one to two the number of representatives of the residential property management industry, at least one of whom is a member of a property owner's or condominium unit owners' association. The bill also decreases from three to two the number of citizen members. Read the Bill »


04/04/2007: enacted


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 077555480
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2007Assigned GL sub: #4 Prof./Occup./Admin. (Cosgrove)
01/25/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2595)
01/29/2007Read first time
01/30/2007Passed by for the day
01/31/2007Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2007Read third time and passed House (83-Y 11-N)
02/01/2007Communicated to Senate
02/02/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/09/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2007Passed by for the day
02/13/2007Read third time
02/13/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2595ER)
02/19/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2595ER)
02/19/2007Signed by Speaker
02/20/2007Signed by President
03/26/2007Governor's recommendation received by House
04/03/2007Placed on Calendar
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter (effective 7/1/07)
04/04/2007House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
04/04/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/04/2007Reenrolled bill text (HB2595ER2)
04/04/2007Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/04/2007Signed by President as reenrolled
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter 874 (effective 7/1/07)
04/11/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0874)


Jim Schuyler writes:

This is a bill offered by the residential property management industry to increase its representatives on the Fair Housing Board, and decrease the number of citizen members. This bill has moved through the GA with very little discussion, and minimal opposition, but it could have a distinctly negative effect on the functioning of the Fair Housing Board. The Board currently has six members who represent business and industry, one who represents the disabled community, one who represents local government, and three citizen members. Changing the balance could be damaging to those whose cases come before the board based on charges of discrimination. No reason has been given for this change, based upon actions of the Board or grounds of unfairness to the property management industry. A little more "sunlight" might lead to the result this bill deserves--defeat in the GA or veto by the Governor.