Fair Housing Board; establish program for persons subject to Fair Housing Law. (HB405)

Introduced By

Del. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Fair Housing Board; fair housing certification program.  Requires the Fair Housing Board to establish and mandate, by regulation, an education-based certification program for persons subject to the Fair Housing Law who are involved in the business or activity of selling or renting dwellings. The regulations shall provide that such persons take a minimum of two hours of fair housing training every two years to maintain the required certification. The Board shall have the authority to approve training courses and instructors in furtherance of the provisions of this chapter, which shall include an update on current cases and administrative decisions under fair housing laws. The regulations shall further provide that a person required to be certified who fails to obtain or maintain certification as provided herein shall be subject to a civil penalty imposed by the Board of not more than $250. Civil penalties assessed shall be paid into the dedicated special revenue fund of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. The Board shall post on its website the requirements for certification and include notice on the certificates of the dates for which the certification shall remain valid. The Board shall provide at least 45 days notice to the person certified that their certification is due for renewal. The bill also defines the term "person in the business or activity of selling or renting dwellings." Read the Bill »


02/04/2010: Merged into HB192


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101331D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2010Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
02/03/2010Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB192-Cosgrove)
02/04/2010Incorporated by General Laws (HB192-Cosgrove)