Uniform Statewide Building Code; Board of HCD to convene advisory group to evaluate. (SB195)

Introduced By

Sen. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico)


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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 HB 368. Read the Bill »


According to the fiscal impact statement, the estimated cost of the legislation is $10,500. However, when considering three other bills related to building code workgroups and stakeholder meetings, the cumulative estimated total cost is $31,500. The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) anticipates being able to absorb this cost within its existing resources. The Department of Fire Programs is also expected to be able to absorb any impact within its resources.

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Bill Has Passed


01/08/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104899D
01/08/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/19/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB195)
01/24/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/26/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2024Read second time
01/29/2024Reading of amendment waived
01/29/2024Committee amendment agreed to
01/29/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended SB195E
01/29/2024Printed as engrossed 24104899D-E
01/30/2024Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/31/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB195E)
02/13/2024Placed on Calendar
02/13/2024Read first time
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Rules
02/22/2024Assigned Rules sub: Studies Subcommittee
02/23/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/23/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 0-N)
02/23/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/23/2024Reported from Rules with amendment(s) (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/28/2024Reported from Appropriations with substitute (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/28/2024Committee substitute printed 24108407D-H1
03/01/2024Read second time
03/01/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB195H1)
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Committee on Appropriations substitute rejected 24108407D-H1
03/04/2024Committee on Rules amendments agreed to
03/04/2024Engrossed by House as amended
03/04/2024Passed House with amendments (96-Y 2-N)
03/04/2024VOTE: Passage (96-Y 2-N)
03/05/2024House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB195ER)
03/08/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB195ER)
03/08/2024Signed by Speaker
03/09/2024Signed 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
04/04/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 385 (effective 7/1/24)
04/04/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0385)

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