Private roads; covenants, government maintenance and improvements. (SB1312)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac) with support from co-patron Del. Rob Bloxom (R-Accomack)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Private roads; covenants; maintenance and improvements. Prohibits enforcement of a provision in a recorded deed or plat that prohibits the owner of a private road from dedicating the road for public use or reaching an agreement with the locality or the Department of Transportation for the improvement or maintenance of the road. The bill requires that the private road serve a subdivision of 50 or fewer lots in total and that all lot owners consent to the dedication or agreement. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101770D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1312)
02/02/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (7-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2015Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Placed on Calendar
02/09/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/2015Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/11/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/20/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Committee substitute printed 15105053D-H1
02/23/2015Read second time
02/24/2015Read third time
02/24/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105053D-H1
02/24/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1312H1
02/24/2015Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Title replaced 15105053D-H1
03/06/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1312ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1312ER)
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 495 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0495)


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.