Uniform Statewide Building Code; violations, increases fines. (HB578)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth), and Del. Marty Martinez (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Uniform Statewide Building Code; violations; fines. Increases from $2,500 to $5,000 the minimum amount and from $5,000 to $10,000 the maximum amount that any person, firm, or corporation shall be fined when convicted of a third or subsequent offense of violating the provisions of the Uniform Statewide Building Code committed within 10 years of another such offense after having been at least twice previously convicted of such an offense. The bill also adds penalties for similar violations committed by owners of a blighted multifamily property. This bill is identical to SB 538. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24102404D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/26/2024Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
01/31/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB578)
02/08/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
02/08/2024Reported from General Laws (17-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (69-Y 30-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (69-Y 30-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/21/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Passed Senate (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB578ER)
02/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB578ER)
02/29/2024Signed by Speaker
03/03/2024Signed 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 641 (effective 7/1/24)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB538.

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