Uniform Statewide Building Code; violations, penalty. (HB2789)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Hull (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Uniform Statewide Building Code; violations; penalty. Provides that when violations of the Building Code relating to occupancy limits, where a dwelling results in not being a safe, decent, and sanitary dwelling, in a locality where the governing body has taken action to enforce the Maintenance Code, any owner, other person, firm, or corporation convicted of such violation may be punished by increase fines and confinement in jail for not more than 10 days. Currently, any violation of the Building Code is punishable by a fine of not more than $2,500. Read the Bill »


03/23/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 071415336
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2007Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing (Suit)
01/19/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2789)
01/31/2007Read first time
02/01/2007Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/02/2007Communicated to Senate
02/05/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2007Referred 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)
02/12/2007Read third time
02/12/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2789ER)
02/16/2007Signed by Speaker
02/19/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2789ER)
02/19/2007Signed by President
03/23/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 760 (effective 7/1/07)
04/10/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0760)