Local planning commission; action on proposed plats, site plans, and development plans. (SB296)

Introduced By

Sen. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local planning commission; action on proposed plats, site plans, and development plans; residential use. Requires local planning commissions to use the same approval process for residential development projects as is currently required for commercial development projects. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24103598D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/15/2024Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB296)
01/22/2024Reported from Local Government (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2024Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2024Passed by for the day
01/26/2024Passed by for the day
01/29/2024Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Placed on Calendar
02/13/2024Read first time
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/13/2024Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #3
02/27/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/28/2024Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Read second time
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Passed House (93-Y 2-N)
03/04/2024VOTE: Passage (93-Y 2-N)
03/07/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB296ER)
03/07/2024Signed by Speaker
03/08/2024Signed 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
04/02/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 346 (effective 7/1/24)
04/02/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0346)

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