USBC &SFPC; proposal for changes to the Codes to address active shooters or hostile threats. (HB670)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Door locking mechanisms and other safety devices. Provides that the Department of Housing and Community Development shall convene stakeholders representing entities that enforce the Uniform Statewide Building Code and the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code, other law-enforcement organizations, and representatives of local governments throughout the Commonwealth to develop proposals for changes to the USBC and SFPC for submission to the Board of Housing and Community Development. Such proposals shall have the goal of assisting in the provision of safety and security measures for the Commonwealth's public buildings for active-shooter or hostile threats while maintaining compliance with basic accessibility requirements under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. This bill is identical to SB 333. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103879D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB670)
01/17/2020Assigned CC & T sub: Land Use
01/30/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2020Committee substitute printed 20106194D-H1
01/31/2020Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Read second time
02/05/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106194D-H1
02/05/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB670H1
02/06/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/10/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB670H1)
02/12/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Committee substitute printed 20108224D-S1
02/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB670S1)
02/14/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Read third time
02/17/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/17/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108224D-S1
02/17/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB670S1
02/17/2020Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Placed on Calendar
02/19/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20108224D-S1 (99-Y 0-N)
02/19/2020VOTE: Adoption (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB670ER)
02/21/2020Signed by Speaker
02/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB670ER)
02/24/2020Signed by President
02/26/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2020
02/26/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 4, 2020
03/04/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 130 (effective 7/1/20)
03/04/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0130)


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