Condominium Act; expands respective declarant control period, warranty review committees. (HB2275)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Condominium Act; declarant control. Expands the respective declarant control period where the declarant has reserved the power to add more units to the condominium and provides that notwithstanding the limitations in the Condominium Act, at the request of the declarant and a two-thirds affirmative vote conducted pursuant to the voting procedures set forth in the Condominium Act, the initial declarant control period for an expandable condominium may be extended at any time prior to its expiration, provided that it does not exceed 15 years from the settlement of the first unit to be sold in any portion of the condominium. The bill also changes when the statute of limitations for structural defects is tolled because of the longer period of declarant control provided for in the bill. The bills provides that for any condominium existing on July 1, 2013, the condominium instrument for such condominium may be amended in the manner prescribed in the relevant condominium instrument or by statute to conform to the provisions of the bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103681D
01/16/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2013Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
01/23/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/24/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2275)
01/31/2013Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Committee substitute printed 13104533D-H1
02/02/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104533D-H1
02/04/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2275H1
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/11/2013Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Committee substitute printed 13105006D-S1
02/12/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2275H1)
02/13/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Read third time
02/14/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105006D-S1
02/14/2013Emergency clause added
02/14/2013Passed by for the day
02/15/2013Read third time
02/15/2013Passed by for the day
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2275S1
02/18/2013Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Placed on Calendar
02/19/2013Senate substitute agreed to by House 13105006D-S1 (97-Y 0-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2275S1)
02/22/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2275ER)
02/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2275ER)
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
03/20/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 599 (effective 3/20/13)
03/20/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0599)


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 2 minutes.