Transportation purposes; entry onto land for inspection. (SB1260)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Entry onto land for inspection. Requires that for any project wherein the power of eminent domain may be exercised, any locality or the Commissioner of Highways shall provide a landowner with a request to enter and inspect property at least 30 days in advance. The request must be on official letterhead and shall notify the landowner that even if permission is withheld, the locality or the Commissioner of Highways will be permitted to enter the property on the proposed date. Current law requires the locality or the Commissioner of Highways to send a request to enter and inspect the property and, if written permission is not received within 15 days, a subsequent notice of intent to enter with the date on which the locality or the Commissioner of Highways will be entering the property. Read the Bill »


02/16/2021: passed committee


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101431D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1260)
01/28/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Reported from Transportation with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Committee substitute printed 21103931D-S1
01/29/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1260S1)
02/01/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103931D-S1
02/02/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1260S1
02/02/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Transportation
02/09/2021Assigned Transportation sub: Transportation Systems
02/11/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/16/2021Reported from Transportation (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read second time
02/19/2021Read third time
02/19/2021Amendments by Delegate McQuinn agreed to
02/19/2021Engrossed by House as amended
02/19/2021Passed House with amendments (99-Y 0-N)
02/19/2021VOTE: Passage (99-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021House amendments agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N)
02/25/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1260ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1260ER)
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/11/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 60 (effective 7/1/21)
03/11/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0060)

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