Uniform Statewide Building Code; Board of HCD to convene advisory group to evaluate. (HB368)

Introduced By

Del. Adele McClure (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Rozia Henson (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Housing and Community Development; stakeholder advisory group; report. Directs the Board of Housing and Community Development (the Board) to convene a stakeholder advisory group including fire code officials to evaluate and recommend revisions to the Uniform Statewide Building Code to permit Group R-2 occupancies to be served by a single exit, provided that the building has not more than six stories above grade plane. The bill requires the stakeholder advisory group to submit its findings and recommendations to the Board and to the Chairmen of the House Committee on General Laws and the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology no later than December 1, 2024. This bill is identical to SB 195. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104623D
01/06/2024Referred to Committee on Rules
01/19/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB368)
01/25/2024Assigned Rules sub: Studies Subcommittee
02/01/2024Referred from Rules
02/01/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/02/2024Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
02/08/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
02/08/2024Reported from General Laws with amendment(s) (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee amendments agreed to
02/12/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB368E
02/12/2024Printed as engrossed 24104623D-E
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Rules
02/15/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB368E)
02/23/2024Rereferred from Rules (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Rereferred to General Laws and Technology
02/28/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/28/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Reading of amendment waived
03/04/2024Committee amendment agreed to
03/04/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/04/2024Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N)
03/05/2024Senate amendment agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
03/05/2024VOTE: Adoption (100-Y 0-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB368ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/03/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB368ER)
04/04/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 384 (effective 7/1/24)
04/04/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0384)

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