Affordable and inclusive housing; DBHDS to develop plan to ensure people w/disabilities have access. (HB327)

Introduced By

Del. Michael Feggans (D-Virginia Beach) with support from 13 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Bonita Anthony (D-Norfolk), Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Katrina Callsen (D-Charlottesville), Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth), Del. Laura Jane Cohen (D-Burke), Del. Rae Cousins (D-Richmond), Del. Jackie Glass (D-Norfolk), Del. Rozia Henson (D-Woodbridge), Del. Amy Laufer (D-Albemarle), Del. Marty Martinez (D-Leesburg), Del. Atoosa Reaser (D-Loudoun), Del. Josh Thomas (D-Gainesville), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; inclusive housing plan; individuals with disabilities. Directs the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Commissioner) to work with stakeholders to develop a plan to ensure that people with disabilities across the Commonwealth, including individuals affected by the Settlement Agreement entered into on August 23, 2012, pursuant to U.S. of America v. Commonwealth of Virginia, have an opportunity to access affordable and inclusive housing, as defined in the bill. The bill requires the Commissioner to present the plan to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Health and Human Services and the Senate Committee on Education and Health by November 1, 2025. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Servicess
01/05/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24103606D
01/05/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
01/16/2024Assigned sub: Behavioral Health
01/17/2024Assigned sub: Behavioral Health
01/25/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Rules
01/30/2024Reported from Health and Human Services with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2024Committee substitute printed 24106188D-H1
01/30/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/31/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB327H1)
01/31/2024Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
02/08/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
02/08/2024Reported from General Laws with substitute (14-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Committee substitute printed 24107507D-H2
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute rejected 24106188D-H1
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107507D-H2
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB327H2
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (63-Y 36-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (63-Y 36-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB327H2)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/23/2024Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Read third time
02/27/2024Reading of amendments waived
02/27/2024Committee amendments agreed to
02/27/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/27/2024Passed Senate with amendments (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Senate amendments agreed to by House (56-Y 29-N)
02/29/2024VOTE: Adoption (56-Y 29-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Reconsideration of Senate amendments agreed to by House
02/29/2024Senate amendments agreed to by House (61-Y 39-N)
02/29/2024VOTE: Adoption #2 (61-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB327ER)
03/06/2024Signed by Speaker
03/07/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB327ER)
03/07/2024Signed by President
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
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 721 (effective 7/1/24)

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