Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; designation of tourism activity zones, etc. (HB1521)

Introduced By

Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures; tourism activity zones. Authorizes any locality to designate one or more tourism activity zones as areas that may be used for special events, including parades, events requiring temporary street closures, and indoor and outdoor activities. An owner of residential property located partially or wholly within a designated tourism activity zone must disclose the presence of the property within the zone by either (i) disclosing in writing to any prospective purchaser or lessee of the property that the subject property is located within a tourism activity zone or (ii) including a statement on all recorded surveys, subdivision plats, and all final site plans approved after July 1, 2013, giving notice that a parcel of real property either partially or wholly lies within a tourism activity zone. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102589D
01/03/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/11/2013Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
01/18/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1521)
01/23/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/24/2013Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Committee substitute printed 13104448D-H1
01/28/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1521H1)
01/28/2013Read first time
01/29/2013Read second time
01/29/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104448D-H1
01/29/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1521H1
01/30/2013Read third time and passed House (97-Y 1-N)
01/30/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/11/2013Reported from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Read third time
02/14/2013Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1521ER)
02/20/2013Signed by Speaker
02/20/2013Signed by President
02/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1521ER)
03/13/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 246 (effective 7/1/13)
03/13/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0246)


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.