Vested rights; owners of property not required to retrofit existing landscape cover materials. (SB972)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Vested rights; existing landscape cover materials. Provides that, notwithstanding any local ordinance to the contrary, an owner of real property who has an occupancy permit issued as of January 1, 2018, shall not be required to retrofit existing landscape cover materials. The bill further provides that such owner shall not be prohibited from continuing to use, supplement, or refurbish existing landscape cover materials at such property. This bill is identical to HB 1595. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18105703D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/24/2018Impact statement from DHCD (SB972)
02/06/2018Reported from Local Government with substitute (10-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2018Committee substitute printed 18106216D-S1
02/08/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Read second time
02/09/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106216D-S1
02/09/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB972S1
02/12/2018Passed by temporarily
02/12/2018Read third time and passed Senate (26-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Placed on Calendar
02/15/2018Read first time
02/15/2018Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/21/2018Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
02/21/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
02/23/2018Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Read second time
02/28/2018Read third time
02/28/2018Passed House (87-Y 11-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (87-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB972ER)
03/05/2018Signed by Speaker
03/08/2018Signed by President
03/14/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 14, 2018
03/14/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/09/2018Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/18/2018Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (13-Y 26-N)
04/18/2018Communicated to Governor
04/18/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 18, 2018
05/17/2018G Vetoed by Governor

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1595.