Virginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices. (SB1062)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices. Provides that it is an unlawful discriminatory housing practice for any political jurisdiction or its employees or appointed commissions to discriminate in the application of local land use ordinances or guidelines, or in the permitting of housing developments, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, handicap, or because the housing development contains or is expected to contain affordable housing units occupied or intended for occupancy by families or individuals with incomes at or below 80 percent of the median income of the area where the housing development is located or is proposed to be located. The bill also requires the Fair Housing Board, after consultation with the Attorney General, instead of issuing a charge for a violation, to immediately refer the matter to the Attorney General for civil action in the appropriate circuit court for appropriate relief. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/07/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100519D
12/07/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1062)
01/14/2019Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2019Passed by temporarily
01/17/2019Read second time
01/17/2019Reading of amendments waived
01/17/2019Amendments by Senator McClellan agreed to
01/17/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1062E
01/17/2019Printed as engrossed 19100519D-E
01/18/2019Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2019Placed on Calendar
01/22/2019Read first time
01/22/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/29/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1062E)
02/19/2019Left in General Laws