Green roofs; authorizes counties, cities, and towns, by ordinance, to grant incentives, etc. (HB1975)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local incentives for green roofs. Authorizes counties, cities, and towns to grant incentives or provide regulatory flexibility to encourage the use of green roofs in the construction, repair, or remodeling of residential and commercial buildings. The incentives or regulatory flexibility could include (i) a reduction in permit fees when green roofs are used, (ii) a streamlined process for the approval of building permits when green roofs are used, or (iii) a reduction in any gross receipts tax on green roof contractors as defined by the local ordinance. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 094426780
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/19/2009Impact statement from TAX (HB1975)
01/20/2009Assigned CC & T sub: 2
01/22/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
01/23/2009Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2009Committee substitute printed 092064780-H1
01/26/2009Read first time
01/27/2009Read second time
01/27/2009Committee substitute agreed to 092064780-H1
01/27/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1975H1
01/28/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/28/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2009Referred to Committee on Finance
02/06/2009Impact statement from TAX (HB1975H1)
02/10/2009Reported from Finance (15-Y 1-N)
02/10/2009Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2009Read third time
02/12/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1975ER)
02/16/2009Impact statement from TAX (HB1975ER)
02/17/2009Signed by Speaker
02/17/2009Signed by President
02/23/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 17 (effective 7/1/09)
02/23/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0017)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 25 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1058.


Jennifer Watson writes:

What a great bill. I hope it becomes law. Kudos to Delegate Ware and Senator Whipple.