Local government; codification of ordinances, affirmative defense. (HB2806)

Introduced By

Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local government; codification of ordinances; affirmative defense. Requires each locality to codify all ordinances, in permanently bound or loose-leaf form or in an online format so as to be easily accessed by other governmental entities and the public. The bill provides that any person who is the subject of an action brought by a locality for violation of an ordinance is entitled to assert as an affirmative defense that the ordinance was not codified and therefore failed to provide adequate notice to the public of the contents of the ordinance. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/18/2019Presented and ordered printed 19102462D
01/18/2019Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/22/2019Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
01/30/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
02/01/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2019Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/05/2019Left in Courts of Justice