Vacant building registration; increases maximum annual fee that ordinance may impose on owner. (HB1583)

Introduced By

Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg) with support from co-patron Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Vacant building registration. Increases the maximum annual registration fee that a local ordinance may impose on the owner of a vacant building from $25 to $200. The bill increases the civil penalty for failing to register a building from $50 to $400 and raises from $250 to $600 the maximum civil penalty for failing to register a building that is located in a designated conservation and rehabilitation district or in an area designated as blighted. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102947D
01/04/2013Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/11/2013Assigned CC & T sub: #2
01/17/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 2-N)
01/18/2013Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2013Committee substitute printed 13104234D-H1
01/18/2013Incorporates HB1621
01/21/2013Read first time
01/22/2013Read second time
01/22/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104234D-H1
01/22/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1583H1
01/23/2013Read third time and passed House (79-Y 18-N)
01/23/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (79-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2013Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/12/2013Reported from Local Government (14-Y 1-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 (29-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1583ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/21/2013Signed by President
03/13/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 253 (effective 7/1/13)
03/13/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0253)


This bill mentions Pulaski.


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 3 minutes.