VA HB1969 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)
Status: Engrossed on January 29 2021 - 50% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2021-02-05 - Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Administration of blighted and derelict properties in certain localities. Modifies the definition of "qualifying locality" to include any locality with a score of 100 or higher on the fiscal stress index, as published by the Department of Housing and Community Development in July 2020. Under current law, a qualifying locality is one with a score of 107 or higher on the fiscal stress index, as published by the Department using revised data for 2017. Qualifying localities are able to (i) classify blighted and derelict properties as a separate class of taxable property and assess such property at a higher rate and (ii) sell delinquent tax lands six months after the locality has incurred abatement costs for buildings that have been condemned, constitute a nuisance, are a derelict building, or are declared to be blighted. The bill adds qualifying localities to the list of localities that have different requirements for having a special commissioner appointed to convey tax-delinquent real estate to the locality in lieu of a public sale at auction.

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Administration of blighted and derelict properties; modifies definition of "qualifying locality."


Roll Calls

2021-02-05 - Senate - Senate: Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (Y: 16 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-01 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (65-Y 35-N) (Y: 65 N: 35 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-27 - House - House: Reported from Finance (17-Y 5-N) (Y: 0 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2021-01-25 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 1-N) (Y: 9 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-02-05SenateContinued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N)
2021-02-02SenateReferred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
2021-02-02SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2021-02-01HouseVOTE: Passage (65-Y 35-N)
2021-02-01HouseRead third time and passed House (65-Y 35-N)
2021-01-29HouseRead second time and engrossed
2021-01-28HouseRead first time
2021-01-27HouseReported from Finance (17-Y 5-N)
2021-01-25HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 1-N)
2021-01-16HouseAssigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #1
2021-01-11HouseReferred to Committee on Finance
2021-01-11HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102356D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
5813221.6(n/a)See Bill Text
5813970.1(n/a)See Bill Text

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