Inoperable motor vehicles; allows City of Newport News to adopt ordinance prohibiting. (HB2570)

Introduced By

Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Inoperable motor vehicles; Newport News. Allows the City of Newport News to adopt an ordinance prohibiting any person from keeping more than one inoperable motor vehicle on his property except within a fully enclosed building. Further allows Newport News to prohibit the storage of any inoperable motor vehicle on a property zoned or used for residential, commercial, or agricultural purposes, with the exception of certain towing services, which shall shield or screen the inoperable motor vehicles from public view. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/21/2009Presented and ordered printed 098299424
01/21/2009Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/22/2009Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/30/2009Assigned CC & T sub: 1
02/06/2009Stricken from docket by Counties, Cities and Towns


Thomas Warden writes:

Section B, Para. 1 does not appear to agree with Section A, Para. 3 regarding the number of vehicles or the determination of opaque screening/fence. I strongly feel that a property owner should not be restricted in any fashion as to the number of vehicles kept on his/her PRIVATE property as long as they are screened from view.