Building Code; limitation of prosecution for violations. (HB2094)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Limitation of prosecution for Building Code violations. Provides that prosecutions for Building Code violations relating to the maintenance of existing buildings or structures shall commence within one year of the issuance of a notice of violation for the offense by the building official. Under current law, such prosecutions shall commence within one year of the discovery of the offense by the building official. Amends § 19.2-8, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100512D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2094)
01/20/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/21/2015Referred from Courts of Justice
01/21/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/22/2015Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
01/27/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/29/2015Reported from General Laws (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Read first time
02/03/2015Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/04/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/07/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Read third time
02/18/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2094ER)
02/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2094ER)
02/23/2015Signed by Speaker
02/24/2015Signed by President
02/25/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/25/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/25/15
02/25/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/16/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 176 (effective 7/1/15)
03/16/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0176)


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 45 seconds.