Single-family dwellings; fines for zoning violations related to overcrowding. (HB445)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas), Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Occupancy limits. Provides that no enforcement action shall be taken against the owner or managing agent of a single-family residential dwelling unit if such owner or managing agent has taken legal action against the tenants or occupants of such dwelling unit to terminate the tenancy with regard to the number of persons occupying the dwelling unit. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087045708
01/04/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
01/22/2008Referred from Rules
01/22/2008Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/08/2008Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB445E
02/11/2008Printed as engrossed 087045708-E
02/12/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/12/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to Senate
02/13/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2008Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/19/2008Reported from Local Government with amendment (12-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/21/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008Passed by for the day
02/25/2008Read third time
02/25/2008Reading of amendment waived
02/25/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/25/2008Passed by temporarily
02/25/2008Passed by for the day
02/25/2008Motion to reconsider passed by for the day agreed to (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/25/2008Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/26/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
03/03/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
03/03/2008Committee substitute printed 080916708-S1
03/04/2008Read third time
03/04/2008Committee amendment reconsidered (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Committee amendment rejected
03/04/2008Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080916708-S1
03/04/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB445S1
03/04/2008Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008Placed on Calendar
03/05/2008Passed by temporarily
03/05/2008Senate substitute agreed to by House 080916708-S1 (99-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
03/07/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB445ER)
03/07/2008Signed by Speaker
03/09/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 720 (effective 7/1/08)