Zoning; violation penalties. (SB187)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Zoning violation penalties. Increases the maximum fine for misdemeanor conviction of a zoning violation from $1,000 to $2,000. The bill also increases the maximum fine for failure to remove or abate the zoning violation after conviction from $1,500 to $2,000 for succeeding 10-day periods. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/29/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102578D
12/29/2017Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/05/2018Impact statement from DHCD (SB187)
01/09/2018Impact statement from DHCD (SB187)
01/23/2018Reported from Local Government with amendments (11-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2018Read second time
01/26/2018Reading of amendments waived
01/26/2018Committee amendments agreed to
01/26/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB187E
01/26/2018Printed as engrossed 18102578D-E
01/29/2018Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Placed on Calendar
01/31/2018Read first time
01/31/2018Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/21/2018Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
02/21/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/23/2018Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Read second time
02/28/2018Passed by for the day
03/01/2018Passed by for the day
03/02/2018Passed by for the day
03/05/2018Passed by for the day
03/06/2018Passed by for the day
03/07/2018Read third time
03/07/2018Amendment by Delegate Bell, John J. withdrawn
03/07/2018Defeated by House (46-Y 50-N 1-A)
03/07/2018VOTE: DEFEATED (46-Y 50-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
03/07/2018Passed by temporarily
03/07/2018Defeated by House (48-Y 50-N)
03/07/2018VOTE: DEFEATED #2 (48-Y 50-N) (see vote tally)


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 4 minutes.