Historic structures; civil penalty for demolition. (HB1415)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Marty Martinez (D-Leesburg), and Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Civil penalty for demolition of historic structures. Authorizes any locality to adopt an ordinance establishing a civil penalty for the razing, demolition, or moving of a building or structure that is located in a historic district or that has been designated by a governing body as a historic structure or landmark in violation of an ordinance that no such building or structure shall be razed, demolished, or moved without the approval of a review board. The bill provides that such civil penalty shall not exceed the market value of the property as determined by the assessed value of the property at the time of razing, demolition, or moving of the building or structure. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2024Presented and ordered printed 24105076D
01/17/2024Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/23/2024Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/02/2024Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Read first time
02/07/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2024Read third time and passed House (54-Y 44-N)
02/08/2024VOTE: Passage (54-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2024Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/26/2024Reported from Local Government (10-Y 3-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Read third time
02/28/2024Passed Senate (24-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1415ER)
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/05/2024Governor's recommendation received by House
04/17/2024House concurred in Governor's recommendation (62-Y 38-N)
04/17/2024VOTE: Adoption (62-Y 38-N)
04/17/2024Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
04/17/2024G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/17/2024Reenrolled bill text (HB1415ER2)
04/17/2024Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/17/2024Signed by President as reenrolled
04/17/2024Enacted, Chapter 835 (effective 7/1/24)

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