HB 400 Statute of limitations for violations of Building Code.
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Summary:
Period of discovery and the statute of limitations for violations of the Building Code. Requires prosecutions for Building Code violations to be brought within one year of discovery of the offense (currently two years), but in no event more than two years (currently one year) of initial occupancy or use. The bill specifically states that the one year of discovery limitation applies to violations involving existing buildings or structures.

Full text:
01/17/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 962142484  pdf
03/13/96  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB400ER)  pdf
04/05/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0484)  pdf

Amendments:
Conference amendments

Status:
01/17/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 962142484
01/17/96  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/96  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 1
01/26/96  House: Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N)
01/29/96  House: Read first time
01/30/96  House: Read second time and engrossed
01/31/96  House: Read third time and passed House (Block Vote) (95-Y 0-N)
01/31/96  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N)
01/31/96  House: Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
01/31/96  House: Passed House (Block Vote) (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/96  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/96  House: Communicated to Senate
02/01/96  Senate: Read first time
02/01/96  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/96  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice w/amds. (15-Y 0-N)
02/15/96  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/15/96  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/96  Senate: Read third time
02/16/96  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/16/96  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/16/96  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/16/96  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/96  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/96  House: Placed on Calendar
02/20/96  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/96  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/96  House: Reconsideration of Senate amendments agreed to by House
02/20/96  House: Senate amendments rejected by House (0-Y 99-N)
02/20/96  House: VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (0-Y 99-N)
02/22/96  Senate: Senate insisted on amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/96  Senate: VOTE: INSIST & REQUEST (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/96  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
02/23/96  House: House acceded to request
02/26/96  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/96  Senate: Senators: Saslaw, Edwards, Benedetti
02/26/96  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/26/96  House: Delegates: Watkins, Cranwell, Watts
02/29/96  Senate: Reading of conference report waived
02/29/96  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/29/96  Senate: VOTE: ADOPT CONFERENCE REPORT (39-Y 0-N)
02/29/96  Conference: Senate amendments rejected by conference committee
02/29/96  Conference: Amended by conference committee
02/29/96  House: Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
02/29/96  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N)
03/13/96  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB400ER)
03/20/96  House: Enrolled
03/21/96  Senate: Signed by President
03/22/96  House: Signed by Speaker
04/01/96  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 484 (effective 7/1/96)
04/05/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0484)