Airports, privately owned; duty of care and liability of landowners. (HB553)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), and Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Privately owned airports; duty of care of landowners.  Adjusts the liability of owners of private, unlicensed airports that are not open to the public to be more like that of owners of private property used for hunting, fishing, trapping, and bicycle riding. Amends § 5.1-7.3, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101919D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/19/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB553)
01/20/2012Assigned Transportation sub: #1
01/23/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
01/26/2012Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2012Read first time
01/30/2012Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/31/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2012Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/15/2012Rereferred from Transportation (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/20/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Committee substitute printed 12105502D-S1
02/21/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Passed by for the day
02/23/2012Read third time
02/23/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/23/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105502D-S1
02/23/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB553S1
02/23/2012Passed Senate with substitute (27-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012Placed on Calendar
02/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB553S1)
02/27/2012Senate substitute agreed to by House 12105502D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
02/27/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB553ER)
03/02/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB553ER)
03/02/2012Signed by Speaker
03/05/2012Signed by President
03/21/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 302 (effective 7/1/12)
03/21/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0302)


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 7 minutes.