Land use proceedings; disclosures therein. (SB838)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Disclosures in land use proceedings. Requires each individual member of the governing body, the planning commission, and the board of zoning appeals in any proceeding before each such body involving an application for a special exception or variance or involving an application for amendment of a zoning ordinance, which does not constitute the adoption of a comprehensive zoning plan or ordinance applicable throughout the locality, to make a full public disclosure of certain business or financial relationships that such member has or has had within the 12-month period prior to such hearing. Also, each individual member of the governing body in any proceeding involving a proposed amendment to the comprehensive plan shall, at or before any such proceeding, make a full public disclosure of certain business or financial relationships that such member has or has had since the local planning commission commenced preparation of such proposed amendment to the comprehensive plan. Any person knowingly and willfully violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


04/11/2007: vetoed by governor


01/05/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 075061726
01/05/2007Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/15/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB838)
01/31/2007Committee substitute printed 071162726-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 071162726-S1
02/02/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB838S1
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 amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Read second time
02/19/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB838S1)
02/20/2007Read third time
02/20/2007Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/2007Passed by for the day
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Passed by for the day
02/22/2007Read third time
02/22/2007Amendment #1 by Delegate Athey withdrawn
02/22/2007Amendment #2 by Delegate Athey agreed to
02/22/2007Amendment by Delegate Scott, J.M. withdrawn
02/22/2007Passed House with amendments (76-Y 21-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: PASSAGE (76-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Passed by temporarily
02/22/2007House amendments agreed to by Senate (29-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (29-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB838ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/20/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB838ER)
03/26/2007Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/03/2007Placed on Calendar
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter (effective 7/1/07)
04/04/2007G Governor's recommendation adopted in part
04/04/2007House concurred in Governor's recommendation #'s 1 and 2 (93-Y 5-N)
04/04/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007House rejected Governor's recommendation # 3 (8-Y 88-N)
04/04/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (8-Y 88-N) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007G Governor's recommendation adopted in-part
04/04/2007Reenrolled bill text (SB838ER2)
04/04/2007Signed by President as reenrolled
04/04/2007Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/04/2007Communicated to Governor
04/11/2007G Vetoed by Governor