Local government; codification of ordinances, affirmative defense. (HB769)

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. Provides that any person who is the subject of an action brought by a locality for violation of an ordinance that is not codified 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. The bill also allows localities to codify all ordinances in an online format so as to be easily accessed by other governmental entities and the public. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102661D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/11/2020Impact statement from DHCD (HB769)
01/18/2020Impact statement from DHCD (HB769)
01/21/2020Assigned CC & T sub: Land Use
01/31/2020Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Motion to refer to committee agreed to
02/05/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/07/2020Tabled in Courts of Justice (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)