Historic sites; urban county executive form of gov't. (Fairfax County), provisions in its ordinance. (SB1457)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patrons Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Preservation of historic sites. Provides that any locality utilizing the urban county executive form of government (Fairfax County) may include a provision in its historic preservation ordinance that would allow public access to an historic area, landmark, building, or structure, or land pertaining thereto, or providing that no subdivision shall occur within any historic district unless approved by the review board or, on appeal, by the governing body of the locality as being compatible with the historic nature of such area, landmarks, buildings, or structures therein with regard to any parcel or parcels that collectively are (i) adjacent to a navigable river and a national park and (ii) in part or as a whole subject to an easement granted to the National Park Service or Virginia Outdoors Foundation granted on or after January 1, 1973. Read the Bill »


04/07/2021: enacted


01/20/2021Presented and ordered printed 21102678D
01/20/2021Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1457)
01/25/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2021Reported from Local Government with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Read second time
01/27/2021Reading of amendments waived
01/27/2021Committee amendments agreed to
01/27/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1457E
01/27/2021Printed as engrossed 21102678D-E
01/28/2021Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1457E)
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Counties, Cities and Towns
02/12/2021Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Read second time
02/17/2021Read third time
02/17/2021Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/17/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1457ER)
02/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1457ER)
02/19/2021Signed by Speaker
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 24, 2021
02/24/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/30/2021Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/07/2021Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (34-Y 5-N)
04/07/2021House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
04/07/2021VOTE: Agree To (99-Y 0-N)
04/07/2021G Emergency clause added by Governor's recommendation
04/07/2021G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/07/2021Reenrolled bill text (SB1457ER2)
04/07/2021Signed by President as reenrolled
04/07/2021Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/07/2021Enacted, Chapter 531 (effective 4/7/21)
04/07/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0531)