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(C) Carried over from 2008 Session (CD) Carried over from 2008 session but died in committee on or before December 4th

Affordable housing assessments; determination of fair market value of affordable rental housing. Amending  58.1-3295. (Patron-Whipple, SB 1052 (Chapter 264))
Altavista Armory; Governor to convey to Town of Altavista. (Patron-Hurt, SB 1310 (F))
Baylor Grounds; removes Marine Resources authority to grant easement for natural gas pipeline. Amending Chapter 50, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Jones, HB 2213 (Chapter 369))
Bland County; State to convey an easement across certain property therein along Route 665. (Patron-Puckett, SB 421 (CD))
Business, professional and occupational license (BPOL) tax; allows Towns of Herndon and Leesburg to levy on any person, firm, etc., in business of renting real property. Amending  58.1-3703. (Patron-Rust, HB 2153 (F); Howell, SB 1074 (F))
Cancellation of property insurance policy; authorizes on grounds of foreclosure of a deed of trust. Amending  38.2-2114. (Patron-Nixon, HB 1887 (Chapter 442))
Cavalier Wildlife Management Area; Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to convey certain property within Area to Beaverdam Properties. (Patron-Knight, HB 1901 (Chapter 191))
Common interest communities; eliminates assessment against and limits enforcement authority of Board to common interest community managers. Amending  55-79.93:1, 55-504.1, 55-516.1, 55-528, 55-530, and 55-530.1; adding  54.1-2353.1; repealing 54.1-2351 and 54.1-2352. (Patron-Athey, HB 1777 (F); Nichols, HB 2116 (F))
Common Interest Community Board; clarifies powers and duties, technical changes. Amending  54.1-300, 54.1-2349, 54.1-2351, 54.1-2352, 55-79.2, 55-79.93:1, 55-399, 55-399.1, 55-504.1, 55-509.6, 55-516.1, and 55-530.1. (Patron-Sickles, HB 2488 (F); Whipple, SB 1143 (Chapter 557))
Common Interest Community Board; increases filing fee for persons to register written complaints to Office of Common Interest Community Ombudsman. Amending  54.1-2351 and 55-530. (Patron-Sickles, HB 2670 (F); Barker, SB 1233 (F))
Consumer Protection Act; prohibits fraudulent acts by a supplier involving residential real property to avoid foreclosure charges. Amending  59.1-200.1. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2261 (Chapter 203); Watkins, SB 1169 (Chapter 272))
Conveyance to a family member; City of Suffolk no longer required to provide reasonable provisions permitting a single division of a lot for sale or gift thereto. Amending  15.2-2244. (Patron-Quayle, SB 1354 (Chapter 283))
Deed of trust; additional requirements applicable to foreclosures, notices, and reinstatement right. Adding  55-59.1:2. (Patron-Tata, HB 1688 (I) See HB2261)
Deed of trust; assignment of penalty for failure to release. Amending  55-66.3. (Patron-McDougle, SB 888 (Chapter 254))
Deed of trust; written notice of proposed sale by trustee to owners, etc. Amending  55-59.1. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1546 (Chapter 307))
Deed of trust or mortgage; limitation on enforcement. Amending 8.01-241. (Patron-Edwards, SB 1291 (Chapter 163))
Deeds and deeds of trust; when corporation, partnership, etc., is grantee, deed or deed of trust shall contain names of registered agents, etc., of these various business entities. Amending 55-48 and 55-58. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1640 (F))
Development rights; makes extensive changes to provisions for making transfer process more usable for property owners and localities. Amending  15.2-2316.1 and 15.2-2316.2. (Patron-Lohr, HB 2055 (Chapter 413))
Disclosure requirements; adds to list of exceptions. Amending 55-509.10. (Patron-Hull, HB 1785 (Chapter 69))
Duty to file lists of renters, lessees, etc.; required to provide name and address thereof to local commissioner of revenue upon request. Amending  58.1-3901. (Patron-McDougle, SB 896 (Chapter 501))
Easements; injury to servient estate. Amending  55-50.1. (Patron-Hogan, HB 2536 (F))
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))
Fraudulent conveyances; attorney fees. Amending  55-82; adding 55-82.1. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 959 (Chapter 593))
Graffiti abatement; permits localities to charge a property owner for cost thereof that occurs on his vacant property. Amending 15.2-908. (Patron-Nichols, HB 2120 (I) See HB2138; Miller, J.H., HB 2138 (Chapter 462); Barker, SB 1369 (Chapter 319))
Grass; adds Stafford County to counties authorized to require property owners to cut, if exceeds certain height. Amending 15.2-1215. (Patron-Stuart, SB 881 (Chapter 252))
Grass and weeds; permits City of Newport News to require property owner to cut if excessively high. Amending  15.2-901. (Patron-BaCote, HB 1912 (Chapter 446))
House location surveys; survey shall be recorded in deed book of clerk’s office of county, etc., in which such real estate lies. Amending  17.1-227; adding  55-106.6. (Patron-Puller, SB 1061 (F))
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))
Landlord and tenant laws; notice to tenant in event of foreclosure. Adding  55-225.10. (Patron-Nichols, HB 2129 (F))
Marine Resources Commission; authorized to grant easements and rights-of-way across beds of Elizabeth River to VDOT for improvement of Midtown Tunnel. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 1479 (Chapter 298))
Mechanics’ liens; standards and procedures for abandoned vehicles, storage and repair of motor vehicles, trailers, etc. Amending 18.2-189, 43-32, 43-34, 46.2-208, 46.2-617, 46.2-633, 46.2-640, 46.2-1200, 46.2-1202, 46.2-1206, 46.2-1600, 46.2-1601, 54.1-601, 55-417, 55-418, and 55-419; adding  46.2-644.01, 46.2-644.02, 46.2-644.03, and 46.2-1202.1; repealing  46.2-1204 and 46.2-1208. (Patron-Lohr, HB 2164 (Chapter 664))
Notice of sale; locality in Planning District 8 may adopt ordinance to give notice to chief administrative officer for sale under deed of trust. Adding  15.2-977. (Patron-Rust, HB 2150 (Chapter 803))
Personal property tax; classification. Amending  58.1-3506. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 2524 (Chapter 40))
Pittsylvania County; Department of Corrections to convey certain real property thereto. (Patron-Hurt, SB 1312 (Chapter 625))
Property Owners’ Association Act; control of association by declarant. Amending  55-509.2. (Patron-Barker, SB 1366 (F))
Property Owners’ Association Act; reformation of declarations. Amending  55-509; adding  55-515.3. (Patron-Vogel, SB 1489 (F))
Property Owners’ Association Act; salary information of employees shall be available for examination and copying by association members. Amending  55-510. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2305 (Chapter 665))
Real and personal property taxes; duty to provide information to commissioner of revenue. Amending  58.1-3901. (Patron-Cline, HB 2289 (Chapter 672))
Real estate brokers; exempts license requirement thereof who assists a prospective purchaser, tenant, etc., in another state to purchase, lease, etc., in commercial real estate. Amending 54.1-2103 and 55-526. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1031 (Chapter 262))
Real Estate Cooperative Act; amendment of declaration, revival of expired declarant rights. Amending  55-453. (Patron-Knight, HB 2599 (Chapter 221))
Recreational Facilities Authority; delays reversion of title to real property to State, in event that Authority ceases to operate a project. Amending Chapter 655, 2008 Acts. (Patron-Fralin, HB 1831 (Chapter 739))
Release of deed of trust; prohibits settlement agents and attorneys from facilitating an assignment to any third party they may designate. Amending  55-66.3. (Patron-Cline, HB 2291 (Chapter 421))
Rental agreement; early termination by military personnel. Amending  55-248.21:1. (Patron-Loupassi, HB 1798 (F); Byron, HB 2124 (F))
Rental inspection districts; removes certain language that expressly rejects any construction thereof. Amending 36-105.1:1. (Patron-Petersen, SB 458 (CD))
Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; duplex shall be deemed to be one single-family residence. Amending  55-248.4 and 55-248.5. (Patron-Fralin, HB 2659 (F))
Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; rent escrow pending appeal. Amending  55-248.25:1. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2306 (Chapter 137))
Residential Property Disclosure Act; disclosure of stormwater detention facilities. Amending  55-519. (Patron-Shannon, HB 1856 (Chapter 641); Petersen, SB 454 (CD))
Short-term real property rental businesses; taxations applied. Amending  58.1-602, 58.1-3700.1, 58.1-3703, 58.1-3706, 58.1-3819, and 58.1-3840. (Patron-Hanger, SB 471 (CD))
Short-term rental property; definition, removes daily rental property definition from merchants’ capital. Amending 58.1-3510; adding  58.1-3510.4 through 58.1-3510.7; repealing  58.1-3510.1, 58.1-3510.2, and 58.1-3510.3. (Patron-Hugo, HB 2472 (Chapter 480); Watkins, SB 1419 (Chapter 692))
Subdivision ordinances; deletes City of Suffolk from locality that shall provide reasonable provisions therein. Amending 15.2-2244. (Patron-Jones, HB 2216 (Chapter 465))
Subdivision roadways; conveys through quitclaim any interest of Department of Conservation and Recreation may have in Stafford County. (Patron-Stuart, SB 975 (Chapter 702))
Transfer on Death Real Property Act; created. Adding  64.1-207 through 64.1-213. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1042 (F))
Unclaimed property; reduces holding period for abandonment for banks and financial organizations. Amending  55-210.3:01. (Patron-Colgan, SB 583 (CD))
Uniform Power of Attorney Act; created. Amending  6.1-125.15:1, 37.2-1009, 37.2-1020, 37.2-1023, 55-34.7, 55-544.01, 55-544.02, and 55-546.02; adding  26-71.01 through 26-74.02; repealing 11-9.1 through 11-9.7 and 37.2-1018. (Patron-Edwards, SB 855 (Chapter 830))
Uniform Principal and Income Act; trustee required to demand certain distributions if surviving spouse requests. Amending 55-277.4:1, 55-277.18, and 55-277.29. (Patron-Janis, HB 2435 (Chapter 477))
Uniform Statewide Building Code; rental occupancy permits. Amending  36-105. (Patron-Petersen, SB 1139 (F))
West Grant; conveyance of certain subaqueous lands in County of Fairfax. (Patron-Shannon, HB 1855 (F))
Wind energy drying devices; no community association shall prohibit an owner from installing or using on owner’s property. Amending  67-700; adding  67-702. (Patron-Puller, SB 1065 (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