Zoning; cluster development subject to land use ordinance of locality. (SB783)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Zoning; clustering.  Requires that the comprehensive plan shall provide for clustering of single-family dwellings. Also, no clustering ordinance shall (i) prohibit extension of groundwater source systems to adjacent subdivisions; (ii) require permanent conservation areas; (iii) require such conservation areas to be excluded from the calculation of density in a cluster subdivision or exclude land in such conservation areas because of prior land disturbing activities; (iv) prohibit roads, parking areas, or stormwater management areas in such conservation areas; (v) require that lots shall directly abut the open space or a developed pathway providing direct access to such open space; (vi) require that dedications of conservation areas be contingent upon the locality approving who will own and maintain the conservation area; or (vii) require minimums for acreage and density, or other such zoning provisions that effectively frustrate the use of cluster zoning. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/28/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102986D
12/28/2010Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/25/2011Reported from Local Government with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2011Committee substitute printed 11104616D-S1
01/27/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2011Passed by for the day
01/31/2011Read second time
01/31/2011Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104616D-S1
01/31/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB783S1
02/01/2011Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/08/2011Assigned CC & T sub: #2
02/11/2011Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendment (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2011Read second time
02/15/2011Read third time
02/15/2011Committee amendment agreed to
02/15/2011Engrossed by House as amended
02/15/2011Passed House with amendment (70-Y 28-N)
02/15/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (70-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011House amendment agreed to by Senate (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Enrolled
02/23/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB783ER)
02/23/2011Signed by President
02/23/2011Signed by Speaker
03/25/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 519 (effective 7/1/11)
03/25/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0519)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1931.