Comprehensive plan; healthy communities strategy. (HB1276)

Introduced By

Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Jackie Glass (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Comprehensive plan; healthy communities strategy. Authorizes cities with populations greater than 20,000 and counties with populations greater than 100,000 to consider, at the next and all subsequent reviews of the comprehensive plan, adopting a healthy communities strategy. The bill provides that the locality's strategy shall be to identify neighborhoods with major sources of pollution or hazardous waste, to identify objectives and policies to reduce health risks in such neighborhoods, to promote civic engagement by residents of such neighborhoods, and to prioritize improvements and programs that address the needs of such neighborhoods. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/20/2022Presented and ordered printed 22104511D
01/20/2022Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/28/2022Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
02/10/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 4-N)
02/15/2022Left in Counties, Cities and Towns

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