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HOUSING

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2008 Session (CD) Carried over from 2008 session but died in committee on or before December 4th


Affordable housing; allows localities to waive certain fees for organizations with primary purpose of assisting therewith. Adding  15.2-958.3. (Patron-Orrock, HB 2096 (Chapter 799))
Affordable housing; Departments of Housing and Community Development and Taxation to jointly study incentives therefor. (Patron-Caputo, HJR 716 (F))
Affordable housing assessments; determination of fair market value of affordable rental housing. Amending  58.1-3295. (Patron-Whipple, SB 1052 (Chapter 264))
Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors, Board for; required certified home inspection include evaluation of home’s heating and cooling systems, etc. Amending  54.1-500. (Patron-Vogel, SB 716 (CD))
Automatic sprinkler systems; tax credit for initial installation. Adding  36-99.3:1 and 58.1-439.12:02. (Patron-Watkins, SB 363 (CD))
Building Code; enforcement of Property Maintenance Code by local governing body. Amending  36-105. (Patron-Stuart, SB 972 (F))
Carbon monoxide detectors; Board of Housing and Community Development to establish requirements therefor in residential occupancies and dwelling units serviced by fuel-fired appliances. Adding  36-99.5:2. (Patron-Edwards, SB 853 (F))
Comprehensive plan; requires urban development areas to provide for mix of residential housing types, including affordable housing, to meet projected family income distributions of future residential growth. Amending  15.2-2223.1. (Patron-Vogel, SB 1487 (Chapter 327))
Derelict buildings and structures; locality authorized to require removal, repair, etc., thereof. Amending  36-3, 36-49.1:1, 36-105, 48-5, 58.1-3965, and 58.1-3969; adding  15.2-907.1. (Patron-Dance, HB 1671 (Chapter 181); Locke, SB 1094 (Chapter 551))
Derelict structures; locality authorized to impose fee on record owner. Amending  36-49.1:1. (Patron-Lucas, SB 163 (CD))
Fair Housing Law; unlawful discrimination when based on sexual orientation. Amending  36-96.1 through 36-96.4, 36-96.6, and 55-248.47. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 2668 (F))
Fair housing protections; allows localities to expand beyond classes protected by state law. Amending  36-96.21. (Patron-Englin, HB 1625 (F))
Freedom of Information Act; provides record exemption for names, addresses, etc., of complainants relating to Uniform Statewide Building Code or Statewide Fire Prevention Code enforcement made to local governing body. Amending  2.2-3705.3. (Patron-Locke, SB 1478 (Chapter 326))
Home energy consumption; Housing Commission to study. (Patron-Brink, HJR 675 (F); Whipple, SJR 319 (F))
Housing authorities; changes number of qualified voters in a locality needed to have a referendum. Amending  36-4 and 36-4.1. (Patron-Brink, HB 1890 (Chapter 78))
Housing Trust Fund; formerly known as Housing Partnership Revolving Fund, dedicating revenues to provide affordable housing. Amending  2.2-1514, 36-137, 36-139, 36-141, 36-142, 36-147, 36-150, 54.1-2113, 55-530.1, and 58.1-344.3; adding  36-147.1. (Patron-Whipple, SB 1055 (F))
Human services and social policy; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study feasibility of adopting a “housing first” approach in State. (Patron-Englin, HJR 632 (F))
Land use actions; extension of approvals to address housing crisis. Adding  15.2-2209.1. (Patron-Oder, HB 2077 (Chapter 196))
Landlord and tenant laws; notice of foreclosure, landlord to give same notice to tenant for application of insecticides as for pesticide applications, etc. Amending  16.1-77, 36-105.1:1, 55-248.13, 55-248.13:3, 55-248.15:2, 55-248.16, 55-248.18, 55-248.18:2, 55-248.32, and 55-248.37; adding  55-225.10. (Patron-Oder, HB 2080 (Chapter 663))
Manufactured Housing Licensing and Transaction Recovery Fund Law; limits amount of actual damages that dealer may retain when buyer fails to accept delivery. Amending  36-85.28, 36-85.31, and 36-85.32. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 2569 (Chapter 141))
Manufactured Housing Licensing and Transaction Recovery Fund Law; raises maximum claim amount of a single claimant against. Amending  36-85.28, 36-85.31, and 36-85.32. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1459 (Chapter 579))
Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credits; credits to landlords participating in housing choice voucher programs. Amending 36-55.63, 58.1-435, 58.1-439.18, 58.1-439.19, 58.1-439.20, and 63.2-2002; adding  58.1-439.25. (Patron-McClellan, HB 2106 (F); McEachin, SB 1019 (F))
Real estate taxes; classifies affordable rental housing. Amending 58.1-3295. (Patron-Whipple, SB 299 (CD))
Recordation tax; expands exemption for certain nonprofit providers of affordable housing. Amending  58.1-811. (Patron-Toscano, HB 77 (CD))
Rental assistance pilot project; Department of Housing and Community Development to establish, report. (Patron-Englin, HB 2501 (F))
Rental inspection districts; removes certain language that expressly rejects any construction thereof. Amending 36-105.1:1. (Patron-Petersen, SB 458 (CD))
Residential homes; bonds to fund grants for purchasers of newly constructed. Adding  36-55.49:1. (Patron-Stosch, SB 1430 (F))
Uniform Statewide Building Code; authority of local building officials to issue a summons for unlicensed activity by any person required to be licensed by Board for Contractors. Amending  36-105.1. (Patron-Oder, HB 2078 (F))
Uniform Statewide Building Code; Department of General Services to act as building official to determine compliance therewith. Amending  36-98.1. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 2388 (F))
Uniform Statewide Building Code; rental occupancy permits. Amending  36-105. (Patron-Petersen, SB 1139 (F))
Virginia Housing Trust Fund; creates dedicated source of funding through percentage of recordation tax. Amending  36-137, 36-139, 36-141, 36-142, 36-147, 36-150, 46.2-749.129, 54.1-2113, and 58.1-344.3; adding  36-147.1 and 58.1-818. (Patron-Suit, HB 1082 (CD); Whipple, SB 661 (CD))
Workforce housing; locality may offer housing assistance grants to school division personnel. Amending  15.2-958.2. (Patron-Miller, J.H., HB 2132 (Chapter 198))
Zoning ordinance enforcement; owner shall not be charged therewith unless locality has provided written notice of tenant’s conduct to landlord. Amending  15.2-2286. (Patron-Bulova, HB 2653 (F))
2009 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 06/03/09