Uniform Statewide Building Code; establishment of occupancy standards for residential dwelling unit. (SB841)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Uniform Statewide Building Code; establishment of occupancy standards for residential dwelling units by owners or managing agents. Authorizes an owner or managing agent of a residential dwelling unit to develop and implement reasonable occupancy standards restricting the maximum number of occupants permitted to occupy the dwelling unit, provided such standards comply with the federal standards established under federal laws and regulations. The bill also authorizes an owner or managing agent to restrict the number of occupants in a dwelling unit to two persons per bedroom and clarifies that such restriction will not be enforceable under the provisions of the Uniform Statewide Building Code. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102321D
01/02/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/19/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB841)
02/04/2013Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Committee substitute printed 13104627D-S1
02/05/2013Blank Action (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Read second time
02/05/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104627D-S1
02/05/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB841S1
02/05/2013Bills placed in block (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB841S1)
02/11/2013Placed on Calendar
02/11/2013Read first time
02/11/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/11/2013Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
02/13/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/14/2013Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read second time
02/19/2013Passed by for the day
02/20/2013Read third time
02/20/2013Passed House (49-Y 48-N)
02/20/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (49-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB841ER)
02/23/2013Signed by President
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
03/18/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 526 (effective 7/1/13)
03/18/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0526)
11/01/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB841ER)


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 4 minutes.