Vested property rights; nonconforming uses. (SB1173)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Vested property rights. Provides that if a structure is one that requires no permit, and an authorized local government official informs the property owner that the structure will comply with the zoning ordinance, and the improvement was thereafter constructed, a zoning ordinance may provide that the structure is nonconforming but shall not provide that such structure is illegal and subject to removal solely due to such nonconformity. The provisions of the bill are declared to not be deemed retroactive. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103645D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/24/2017Reported from Local Government (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Passed by for the day
01/30/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2017Passed by for the day
02/01/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Placed on Calendar
02/03/2017Read first time
02/03/2017Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/03/2017Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
02/08/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (10-Y 0-N)
02/10/2017Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Read second time
02/14/2017Read third time
02/14/2017Committee amendment agreed to
02/14/2017Engrossed by House as amended
02/14/2017Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/14/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1173ER)
02/20/2017Signed by Speaker
02/21/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 404 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0404)