Uniform Statewide Building Code; exceptions, provisions, and modifications. (SB797)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Housing; Uniform Statewide Building Code; exceptions, provisions, and modifications; local disaster resilience measures. Clarifies that local flood plain regulations not superseded by the Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) include participation in the Community Rating System and adds that measures adopted by local ordinance to make buildings resilient to foreseeable harm from recurrent flooding, coastal storms, sea level rise, and other similar threats to the health, safety, and general welfare of the locality and its residents are also not superseded by the USBC. The bill also adds resilience and hazard risk reduction to the recognized standards that should be consistent with the USBC's provisions and modifications. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104052D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/29/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB797)
01/29/2020Stricken at request of Patron in General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)