Urban development areas; makes incorporation of areas optional rather than mandatory. (HB1721)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Urban development areas.  Makes incorporation of urban development areas optional rather than mandatory.  Any locality that has previously adopted urban development areas may, and upon voter petition shall, reconsider such action. Read the Bill »


02/15/2011: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102990D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/14/2011Assigned CC & T sub: #2
01/19/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1721)
01/20/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 4-N)
02/04/2011Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendment (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Committee amendment agreed to
02/07/2011Amendment by Delegate Athey agreed to
02/07/2011Engrossed by House as amended HB1721E
02/07/2011Printed as engrossed 11102990D-E
02/08/2011Read third time and passed House (61-Y 38-N)
02/08/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (61-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2011Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/11/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1721E)
02/15/2011Passed by indefinitely in Local Government (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.


Virginia Housing Coalition, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The Virginia Housing Coalition is tracking, but has taken no position on, this bill.