Single-family dwellings; fines for zoning violations related to overcrowding. (HB1107)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon) with support from 14 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas), Del. Joe May (R-Leesburg), Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Fines for overcrowding in residential dwellings. Increases the maximum fines for repeat violations of ordinances regulating the number of unrelated persons in single-family residential dwellings. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088087620
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/01/2008Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2008Read first time
02/05/2008Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2008Read third time and passed House (95-Y 4-N)
02/06/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (95-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Communicated to Senate
02/07/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2008Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/26/2008Reported from Local Government (14-Y 1-N)
02/28/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008Passed by for the day
03/03/2008Read third time
03/03/2008Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1107ER)
03/05/2008Signed by Speaker
03/06/2008Signed by President
03/12/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 593 (effective 7/1/08)
03/18/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0593)


VirginiaImmigrantAdvocacy, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Last year Delegate Rust had a bill that gave localities the authority to impose higher fines for overcrowding violations than for other zoning violations. This year he's back asking that the new fines be increased from a maximum of $2500 for a first offense to $5000, and to $7500 for each 10 days of violation thereof.

The reason given for the increase is anecdotal evidence that the fines aren't high enough to discourage violators.