Small businesses; waiver of permit fees when affected by an emergency or disaster. (HB1103)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Emergency Management; waiver of permit fees for small businesses affected by an emergency or disaster. Provides for the waiver of permit fees charged by state agencies and associated with the reopening or restoration of small businesses that have been significantly affected by a disaster, emergency, local emergency, or a major disaster declared by the Governor or a local governing body. The bill directs the Department of Emergency Management to develop a program for certifying such small businesses, and small businesses obtaining the certification from the Department are entitled to the waiver of certain fees associated with reopening or restoring the operation of the business. The bill provides an option for localities to opt into the waiver of local permit fees for certified small businesses by ordinance. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102764D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/17/2018Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
01/31/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1103)
02/01/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/01/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/2018Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/2018Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/08/2018Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2019
02/13/2018Left in Appropriations