Land bank ordinances; disposition. (SB142)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Delinquent tax lands; disposition. Authorizes localities to petition the circuit court to appoint a special commissioner to, in lieu of a sale at public auction, convey certain real estate having delinquent taxes or liens to the locality's land bank entity or an existing nonprofit entity designated by the locality to carry out the functions of a land bank entity. Currently, such real estate may be conveyed only to the locality itself. The bill also allows real estate that contains a derelict building and has delinquent taxes and liens exceeding 10 percent of its assessed value to be conveyed via special commissioner, in lieu of a sale at public auction, to the locality, the locality's land bank entity, or such existing nonprofit entity. The bill requires a land bank entity or existing nonprofit entity that receives such parcels to pay any surplusage above the amount of unpaid taxes or liens to the former owners or other parties with an interest in the property. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102827D
01/08/2022Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
01/18/2022Impact statement from TAX (SB142)
01/19/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2022Read second time and engrossed
01/24/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2022Impact statement from TAX (SB142)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on Finance
02/23/2022Reported from Finance with substitute (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Committee substitute printed 22106927D-H1
02/25/2022Read second time
02/28/2022Read third time
02/28/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106927D-H1
02/28/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB142H1
02/28/2022Passed House with substitute (77-Y 22-N)
02/28/2022VOTE: Passage (77-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Title replaced 22106927D-H1
03/07/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB142ER)
03/08/2022Impact statement from TAX (SB142ER)
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/08/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/27/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation (76-Y 24-N)
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (76-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/27/2022Reenrolled bill text (SB142ER2)
04/27/2022Signed by President as reenrolled
04/27/2022Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/27/2022Enacted, Chapter 713 (effective 7/1/22)
04/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0713)

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