Zoning; violation, penalties. (HB709)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Zoning violation penalties. Increases the maximum fine for failure to remove or abate a zoning violation after conviction from $1,500 to $2,000 for succeeding 10-day periods after two previous failures to remove or abate the violation in accordance with court-imposed deadlines. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102445D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/11/2018Impact statement from DHCD (HB709)
01/17/2018Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
01/25/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (6-Y 2-N)
01/25/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 2-N)
01/26/2018Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendments (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2018Read first time
01/31/2018Passed by for the day
02/01/2018Passed by for the day
02/02/2018Read second time
02/02/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB709E
02/02/2018Printed as engrossed 18102445D-E
02/05/2018Read third time and passed House (59-Y 37-N 1-A)
02/05/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (59-Y 37-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/05/2018Passed House (52-Y 47-N)
02/05/2018VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (52-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2018Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/20/2018Reported from Local Government (11-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Passed by for the day
02/26/2018Read third time
02/26/2018Defeated by Senate (16-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Passed by for the day
02/27/2018Passed by for the day
02/28/2018Passed by for the day
03/01/2018Read third time
03/01/2018Reading of amendment waived
03/01/2018Amendment by Senator Favola agreed to
03/01/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/01/2018Passed Senate with amendment (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Placed on Calendar
03/05/2018Passed by for the day
03/06/2018Passed by for the day
03/07/2018Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 94-N)
03/07/2018VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 94-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Senate insisted on amendment (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Senate requested conference committee
03/08/2018House acceded to request
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2018Delegates: Bell, John J., Stolle, Orrock
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2018Senators: Sturtevant, Favola, Carrico
03/09/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/09/2018Conference substitute printed 18108188D-H1
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by House (51-Y 42-N)
03/09/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (51-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB709ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/22/2018Signed by President
03/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 26, 2018
03/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 726 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0726)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 18 minutes.