Private roads; designation as highways for law-enforcement purposes in Greene County. (HB1144)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) with support from co-patron Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Law enforcement of private roads in Greene County. Provides that the governing body of Greene County may designate private roads in residential developments with 25 or more lots as highways for law-enforcement purposes. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2014Presented and ordered printed 14103649D
01/14/2014Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/17/2014Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2
01/27/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
01/28/2014Reported from Transportation (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2014Read first time
01/30/2014Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2014Read third time and passed House (94-Y 3-N)
01/31/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2014Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/12/2014Reported from Transportation (15-Y 0-N)
02/14/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
02/17/2014Read third time
02/17/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1144ER)
02/19/2014Signed by Speaker
02/21/2014Signed by President
03/03/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 90 (effective 7/1/14)
03/03/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0090)


F Lee Foreclosure, Esq writes:

Memo for Phil Filechurner, Esq.

Hiya, Phil!

Well, here's another bad Bill for our HOA clients.

We need to explain to Del. Bell that, with this Bill, he's depriving the HOAs of the right to establish their own PRIVATE police forces and fine the homeowners through the HOA's own, (hehe), "courts."

Why is it so difficult for some legislators to simply acknowledge that when Virginians move into HOAs they forfeit their constitutional rights and become second-class citizens? Del. Bell must have realized that these unit owners pay for REAL police protection with their TAXES. Well, OK Del. Bell, but where is the HOA's cut from THAT?

This Bill could discourage the HOA from charging the owners MORE in ASSESSMENTS (not to mention the "fine" revenues) by hiring our CAI pals as "rent-a-cops."

I'll call in the CAI Lobby and get on this one.

As always, have a profitable day.

Your Pal,

F. Lee Foreclosure
Filechurner & Foreclosure LLP
"We make money the CAI way: from the equity in your home."