Statewide Fire Prevention Code; installation or use of landscape cover materials. (HB944)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Statewide Fire Prevention Code; installation or use of landscape cover materials. Provides that local government regulation of the installation or use of landscape cover materials shall be deemed to affect the manner of construction or materials to be used in the erection, alteration, repair, or use of a building or structure and shall not be permitted. The bill contains technical amendments. Amends § 27-97, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

02/25/2016: Passed the Senate

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Committee
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102056D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/20/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #1
01/20/2016Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
01/26/2016Impact statement from DHCD (HB944)
02/02/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 1-N)
02/04/2016Reported from General Laws with substitute (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2016Committee substitute printed 16104995D-H1
02/08/2016Read first time
02/09/2016Read second time
02/09/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104995D-H1
02/09/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB944H1
02/10/2016Read third time and defeated by House (50-Y 44-N 1-A)
02/10/2016VOTE: DEFEATED (50-Y 44-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Requires 67 affirmative votes for passage
02/10/2016Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by House
02/10/2016Passed by for the day
02/11/2016Engrossment reconsidered by House
02/11/2016Read second time
02/11/2016Amendments by Delegate Wilt agreed to
02/11/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB944EH1
02/11/2016Printed as engrossed 16104995D-EH1
02/12/2016Read third time and passed House (92-Y 5-N)
02/12/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/22/2016Reported from General Laws and Technology (8-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Read third time
02/25/2016Passed Senate (33-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Passed by for the day
02/26/2016Passed by for the day
02/29/2016Read third time
02/29/2016Passed by for the day
03/01/2016Read third time
03/01/2016Passed by for the day
03/02/2016Read third time
03/02/2016Stricken from Senate calendar (26-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Motion to reconsider stricken from the calendar agreed to (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Stricken from Senate calendar (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 6 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.



Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach): HAVE EASIER ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION I MOVE THE BILL RECORDS AND WITH THAT PASS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS SHALL HOUSE BILL 918 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILLE S AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? ANGE DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CH THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach): AYES 40, NOS 0.

[Unknown]: AYES 40, NOS 0. THE BILL PASSES. HOUSE BILL 944. A ABOUT I WILL TO ADDRESS LOCAL ORDINANCES CONCERN, THE INSTALLATION OF LANDSCAPE COVER MATERIALS UNTIL REGULATIONS HAVE BEEN APPROVED AS PART OF THE STATEWIDE FIRE PREVENTION CODE. REPORTED FROMTHE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL LAWS AND TECHNOLOGY. THE SENATOR FROM MECKLENBURG, SENATOR RUFF.

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville): I MOVE THE BILL PASS AND SPEAKING TO THE MOTION.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville): SHALL NOD INCLUDE IN ANY FIRE PREVENTION REGULATIONS A REQUIREMENT THAT AN OTHER THAN OF REAL PROPERTY WITH AN OCCUPANCY PERMIT ISSUED USE SPECIFIC LANDSCAPE MATERIAL OR RETROFIT EXISTING LANDSCAPE MATERIALS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS SHALL HOUSE BILL 944 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILLE S AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE?


[Unknown]: HOUSE BILL 944 A BILL TO ADDRESS LOCAL ORDINANCES CONCERNING THE INSTALLATION OR USE OF LANDSCAPE COVER MATERIALS UNTIL REGULATIONS HAVE BEEN APPROVE THE AS PART OF THE STATEWIDE FIRE PREVENTION CODE. REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL LAWS AND TECHNOLOGY. THE SENATOR FROM ROCKINGHAM, SENATOR OBENSHAIN. CAN THAT GO BYE FOR THE DAY. WITH THAT OBJECTION, HOUSE BILL 944 WILL GO BYE FOR THE DAY.
ADDRESS LOCAL ORDINANCES CONCERNING THE INSTALLATION OR USE OF LANDSCAPE COVER MATERIALS UNTIL REGULATIONS HAVE BEEN APPROVED AS PART OF THE STATEWIDE FIRE PREVENTION CODE. REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON GENERAL LAWS AND TECHNOLOGY. THE SENATOR FROM ROCKINGHAM. MR. PRESIDENT, CAN WE TAKE THAT BYE FOR ONE MORE DAY? WITHOUT OBJECTION, HOUSE BILL 944 WILL GO BYE FOR THE DAY. HOUSE BILL 158, A BILL RELATING TO GRASS CUTTING IN CERTAIN COUNTIES. REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT.


Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington): AYES 39, NOS 0.

[Unknown]: AYES 39, NOS 0. THE MOTION AGREED TO. THE SENATOR FROM ROCKINGHAM. MR. PRESIDENT, I WILL RENOW W MY MOTION AND SPEAKING TO THE MOTION. YOU KNOW, WHEN WE HAVE A PATRON WHO PUTS IN A BILL AND ASKS THAT THEIR PIECE OF LEGISLATION BE STRICKEN, IN MY EXPERIENCE IT IS THE TRADITION OF THE BODY TO ACCEDE TO THE DESIRES OF THE PATRON AND IN THIS INSTANCE THE PATRON OF THIS LEGISLATION HAS ASKED THIS TO BE STRICKEN FROM THE CALENDAR. THERE WAS A SIMILAR PIECE OF LEGISLATION THAT I CARRIED THAT HAS ACTUALLY BEEN SIGNED BY THE YESTERDAY. GOVERNOR. AS A CONSEQUENCE, MOVING FORWARD ON THIS EVEN IF YOU WANT TO HANG AN AMENDMENT ON IT, IT IS NOT GOING IN I ANYWHERE. AND IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE THE DESIRES OF THE PATRON ON THIS BILL, I WOULD ASK YOU TO EXTEND THAT COURTESY TO HIM TO STRIKE THIS BILL. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM JAMES CITY COUNTY, SENATOR NORMENT.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. SPEAKING IN SUPPORT OF THE RENEWED MOTION TO STRIKE. I AND OBLIVIOUS AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS SOME HUMOR ATTACHED TO THIS PROCESS OR PLANS THERE IS SOMETHING OF GREATER SUBSTANCE TO IT. BUT I WOULD JUST REITERATE WHAT THE SENATOR FROM ROCKINGHAM HAS SAID AND I WOULD FURTHER SAID THAT RECIPROCITY IS A MARVELOUS THING AND I THINK WE NEED TO BE MINDFUL THAT THIS IS PERHAPS NOT THE BEST PRECEDENT TO SET BY REFUSING TO ALLOW A PATRON TO STRIKE HIS OR HER OWN BILL.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL HOUSE BILL 944 BE STRICKEN FROM THE CALENDAR. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CH ANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): AYES 38, NOS 1.

[Unknown]: AYES 38, NOS.