Zoning administrator; authority thereof when investigating violation of ordinance. (SB1412)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Authority of a zoning administrator. Provides that whenever the zoning administrator has a reasonable cause to believe that any person has engaged in or is engaging in any violation of a zoning ordinance that limits occupancy in residential dwelling units and after making a good faith effort to obtain the data, information, and attendance of witnesses necessary to determine whether such violation has occurred or is occurring is unable to obtain such data, information, or attendance, he may request the attorney for the locality to petition the judge of the general district court for his jurisdiction for a subpoena against any such person refusing to produce such data and information or refusing to appear as a witness, and the judge of such court may, upon good cause shown, cause the subpoena to be issued. The foregoing measure tracks language in 15.2-854, which applies to investigations conducted by certain commissions on human rights. The bill also provides that upon the request of a zoning administrator, the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles shall provide whatever classes of information the requesting administrator shall require to investigate an alleged violation of a zoning ordinance involving limitations on occupancy of a residential dwelling unit. Read the Bill »


03/23/2007: signed by governor


01/19/2007Presented and ordered printed 071671720
01/19/2007Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/31/2007Committee substitute printed 071686720-S1
02/01/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/01/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2007Read second time
02/02/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2007Committee substitute agreed to 071686720-S1
02/02/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1412S1
02/05/2007Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/05/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2007Communicated to House
02/06/2007Placed on Calendar
02/06/2007Read first time
02/06/2007Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/16/2007Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Committee substitute printed 073902720-H1
02/19/2007Read second time
02/20/2007Read third time
02/20/2007Committee substitute agreed to 073902720-H1
02/20/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1412H1
02/20/2007Pending question ordered
02/20/2007Passed House with substitute (71-Y 28-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: PASSAGE (71-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1412ER)
03/08/2007Signed by Speaker
03/11/2007Signed by President
03/23/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 821 (effective 7/1/07)
04/10/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0821)