Relocation Assistance & Real Property Acquisition Policies; replacement housing for homeowners, etc. (HB990)

Introduced By

Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Scope of Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies; replacement housing for homeowners and tenants. Provides that relocation assistance and real property acquisition policies of the Commonwealth apply in the case of transportation projects funded in whole or in part with state or federal funds unless compliance would jeopardize the receipt and expenditure of all or a portion of federal funds that would otherwise be available for transportation projects . The bill also raises the authorized payment to a displaced homeowner from $22,500 to $31,000 and reduces from 180 to 90 the number of days that may pass between displacement and negotiations for the acquisition of property before such payment is authorized. The bill also increases from $5,250 to $7,200 the maximum payment permitted to a person leasing or renting a comparable replacement dwelling for a period of 42 months. The bill contains a partial delayed effective date. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101417D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/10/2014Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
01/14/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/14/2014Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/16/2014Reported from General Laws (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2014Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2014Assigned App. sub: Transportation
01/27/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/29/2014Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2014Read first time
02/03/2014Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2014Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/04/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/17/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB990)
02/17/2014Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)
02/19/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2014Read third time
02/20/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB990ER)
02/24/2014Signed by Speaker
02/26/2014Signed by President
03/03/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB990ER)
03/07/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 218 (effective 7/1/14)
03/07/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 218 (effective - see bill)
03/07/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0218)


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.