Septic systems, failed; contracts with property owners to provide loans for repairs. (HB1448)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna) with support from co-patron Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Financing for repairs to failed septic systems. Authorizes a locality, by ordinance, to create a loan program to enable the repair of property owners' failed septic systems. Any such ordinance is required to describe the arrangement of the loan program, including any partnership with a planning district commission, and is permitted to provide for the repayment of the loan through water or sewer billings, real property tax assessments, or other billings. The bill authorizes other features of a loan program and permits a locality to set a minimum ownership interest or minimum level of proof of ownership of the property for situations in which it is extremely difficult or impossible to identify all of the people who have an ownership interest in the property. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/27/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101809D
12/27/2012Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/11/2013Assigned CC & T sub: #2
01/31/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
02/01/2013Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Committee substitute printed 13104135D-H1
02/02/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104135D-H1
02/04/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1448H1
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/12/2013Reported from Local Government (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Read third time
02/15/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1448ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/21/2013Signed by President
03/12/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 185 (effective 7/1/13)
03/12/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0185)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.