Legislative Wrap-Up

2012 Virginia General Assembly

Legislative Summary

NVBIA supported the state association, HBAV, in six legislative initiatives during the 2010 Virginia General Assembly.  All six legislative proposals found acceptance from all but three delegates & senators around the Commonwealth and all six bills have been signed into law by Governor McDonnell.  Each bill has an effective date of July 1, 2012.

It is also important to note, that no anti-housing legislation passed the Virginia General Assembly this year. In all, about 850 pieces of legislation were approved by the General Assembly this year.

This marks the fourth year in a row that the state legislature has taken significant action to support the Virginia housing industry. In 2009, NVBIA assisted HBAV state legislation was passed to extend the validity any proffer, subdivision plat, plot, preliminary plan, final plan, conditional use permit, special use permit, special exception, construction plan, public improvement plan, site plan, or any other land use document or action that is valid and outstanding as of January 1, 2009, for a period of five years from its current expiration date, and any deadline or scheduled event specified in such document or action is extended for a period of five years, regardless of whether such expiration or schedule exists by operation of statute, proffer, permit, local ordinance, or local custom.