HB 1671 Derelict buildings and structures; locality authorized to require removal, repair, etc., thereof.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)
Derelict buildings.† Defines derelict buildings as a building, whether or not construction has been completed, that might endanger the publicís health, safety, or welfare and has been (i) vacant, (ii) boarded up in accordance with the building code, and (iii) not lawfully connected to electric service from a utility service provider or not lawfully connected to any required water or sewer service from a utility service provider for a continuous period in excess of six months.  Authorizes local governments to incentivize owners' timely submission of a plan for demolition or renovation, by providing real estate tax abatements and fee refunds.† Simplifies tax lien enforcement and blight provisions and encourages action on derelict buildings by adjusting time frames. This bill is recommended by the Virginia Housing Commission.† This bill is identical to SB 1094.

Full text:
12/22/08  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 097437484  pdf
02/03/09  House: Floor substitute printed 095012484-H1 (Dance)  pdf
02/03/09  House: Printed as engrossed 095012484-EH1  pdf
02/28/09  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1671ER)  pdf
03/27/09  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0181)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
House amendments rejected

Status:
12/22/08  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 097437484
12/22/08  House: Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/20/09  House: Assigned CC & T sub: 2
01/22/09  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
01/23/09  House: Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
01/26/09  House: Read first time
01/27/09  House: Passed by for the day
01/28/09  House: Passed by for the day
01/29/09  House: Passed by for the day
01/30/09  House: Passed by for the day
02/02/09  House: Passed by for the day
02/03/09  House: Read second time
02/03/09  House: Committee amendments rejected
02/03/09  House: Floor substitute printed 095012484-H1 (Dance)
02/03/09  House: Substitute by Delegate Dance agreed to 095012484-H1
02/03/09  House: Amendments by Delegate Orrock agreed to
02/03/09  House: Engrossed by House - floor substitute with amendments HB1671EH1
02/03/09  House: Printed as engrossed 095012484-EH1
02/04/09  House: Read third time and passed House (80-Y 17-N)
02/04/09  House: VOTE: --- PASSAGE (80-Y 17-N)
02/05/09  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/09  Senate: Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/17/09  Senate: Reported from Local Government (9-Y 5-N)
02/19/09  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/09  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/23/09  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/24/09  Senate: Read third time
02/24/09  Senate: Passed by temporarily
02/24/09  Senate: Passed Senate (36-Y 3-N)
02/28/09  House: Enrolled
02/28/09  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1671ER)
02/28/09  House: Signed by Speaker
02/28/09  Senate: Signed by President
03/27/09  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 181 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/09  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0181)