VA SB499 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 9 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-11-30 - Left in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
Pending: Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Agriculture easements; validity; termination. Prohibits a restriction imposed by a conservation easement from being enforced against any occupied single-family dwelling structure, including any outbuilding, shed, barn, garage, or driveway, or the land lying immediately underneath any such structure, for the purposes of additions, repairs, or sale. The bill authorizes the owner of an interest in real property burdened by the easement to terminate such easement in the event of financial hardship. Such owner shall be liable to the Department of Taxation for the full amount of any land preservation tax credits claimed or transferred by the owner that are related to the easement and shall pay any legal fees associated with the termination of the easement. Until such payments are made, such conservation easement shall be considered perpetual in duration unless otherwise provided in the instrument creating it.

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Conservation easements; validity, termination.


Roll Calls


2018-11-30SenateLeft in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
2018-01-18SenateContinued to 2019 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (12-Y 2-N)
2018-01-09SenateReferred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
2018-01-09SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101699D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
1011010(n/a)See Bill Text
1011016.1(n/a)See Bill Text
581514(n/a)See Bill Text

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