Bills Pending Virginia House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee

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VASB58Engross

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Charter; City of Portsmouth; city council; noninterference. Provides that any member of the Portsmouth City Council who violates certain charter provisions related to noninterference in appointments or removals of officers and employees of the city, ...
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2022-03-10
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VASB523Engross

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Charter; City of Portsmouth; recall of elective officers. Makes various changes to the City of Portsmouth's process for recall of an elective officer, including (i) applying provisions to an officer who has been appointed to fill an elective office, ...
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2022-03-10
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VASB388Engross

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County manager plan of government; independent policing auditor. Allows the governing body of any county with the county manager plan of government (Arlington County) to appoint an independent policing auditor. The independent policing auditor shall ...
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2022-03-08
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VASB732Engross

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Comprehensive plan; climate resilience. Requires a locality's comprehensive plan to consider strategies to address climate resilience in order to anticipate, prepare for, respond to, and adapt to changing conditions and hazardous events.
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2022-03-08
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB706Intro

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Trees during development process; conservation and replacement. Changes the timeframe for minimum canopy coverage for all localities from 20 years to 10 years and removes special provisions that had allowed for a timeframe of 10 years for the City of...
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2022-02-15
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB38Intro

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Constitutional officers; appointed deputies; dual office holding. Subjects any person appointed by a constitutional officer to serve as deputy as provided by law to the same dual office holding requirements and prohibitions applicable to the constitu...
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2022-02-15
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB364Intro

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Regional planning; climate resilience. Requires regional planning commissions to include climate resilience as part of their strategic plans.
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2022-02-15
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB998Intro

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Building energy use intensity; reporting; reduction; requirements; incentives and incentive programs. Allows localities to incentivize, by ordinance, the owner or operator of a building meeting certain criteria, or an agent of such owner or operator,...
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2022-02-15
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB1316Intro

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Tree canopy credits; forest stands. Requires that localities that have adopted a tree canopy ordinance provide tree cover credit for high conservation value forest stands if a site developer provides a stand assessment before creating development pla...
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2022-02-15
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB520Intro

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Comprehensive plan; climate resilience. Requires a locality's comprehensive plan to consider strategies to address climate resilience in order to anticipate, prepare for, respond to, and adapt to changing conditions and hazardous events.
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2022-02-15
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB564Intro

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Charter; City of Portsmouth; city council; noninterference. Charter; City of Portsmouth; city council; noninterference. Provides that any member of the Portsmouth City Council who violates certain charter provisions related to noninterference in appo...
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2022-02-15
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB865Intro

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Building service employees; transition period. Permits any county, city, or town in the Commonwealth to provide for certain requirements concerning incumbent and successor building service employers by local ordinance or resolution. For example, such...
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2022-02-15
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB541Intro

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Conservation of trees during land development process; authorized localities. Allows any locality to adopt an ordinance providing for the conservation of trees during the land development process. Under current law, only a locality within Planning Di...
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2022-02-15
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB1117Intro

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Charter; City of Portsmouth; recall of elective officers. Makes various changes to the City of Portsmouth's process for recall of an elective officer, including (i) applying provisions to an officer who has been appointed to fill an elective office, ...
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2022-02-15
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB697Intro

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Stormwater management service districts; rate of taxation. Provides that if a locality located within a stormwater management service district requires, by ordinance, that certain property owners maintain private stormwater management facilities, the...
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2022-02-15
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB1276Intro

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Comprehensive plan; healthy communities strategy. Authorizes cities with populations greater than 20,000 and counties with populations greater than 100,000 to consider, at the next and all subsequent reviews of the comprehensive plan, adopting a heal...
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2022-02-15
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB905Intro

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Energy efficiency standards; more stringent energy efficiency requirements. Allows a locality by ordinance to create and require stretch codes, defined in the bill as energy efficiency standards that are in addition to or more stringent than those in...
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2022-02-15
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB372Intro

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Prohibiting loitering; curfew for minors; age restrictions on trick-or-treating. Prohibits localities from imposing age restrictions on trick-or-treating that exceed current loitering and curfew provisions.
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2022-02-15
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB568Intro

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Green banks; regional agreements. Provides that any two or more localities may enter into agreements with one another for joint action to establish a green bank to promote investment in clean energy technologies and provide financing for clean energy...
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2022-02-15
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB627Intro

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Violation of ordinances; schedule of civil penalties. Allows localities to create schedules of fines and penalties for violations of designated ordinances. The bill establishes limits on fine amounts and frequency, as well as guidance on separate off...
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2022-02-15
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB729Intro

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Vacant building registration. Allows cities and certain towns to require annual registration by the owners of buildings that have been vacant for a continuous period of 12 months or more and that may endanger the public health, safety, or welfare. Un...
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2022-02-15
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB862Intro

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Supplementing compensation of public defender. Requires the governing body of any county or city that elects to supplement the compensation of the attorney for the Commonwealth, or any of his deputies or employees, above the salary of any such attorn...
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2022-02-15
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB1055Intro

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Local government; employment of grant writer. Requires all counties and cities to employ a grant writer to assist individuals and organizations with (i) researching and identifying public and private grant opportunities; (ii) developing, writing, and...
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2022-02-15
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB1337Intro

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Local regulation of gas-powered leaf blowers; civil penalty. Provides that any locality may by ordinance regulate the use of gas-powered leaf blowers. Prior to enactment of such ordinance, a public hearing is required. The ordinance may include provi...
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2022-02-15
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB1346Intro

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Powers of local government; trees during development process; replacement and conservation. Expands to all localities provisions that currently allow only certain localities to adopt an ordinance providing for the planting and replacement of trees du...
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2022-02-15
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB465Intro

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Affordable dwelling unit ordinances in certain localities. Provides that any project may be required, outside of an affordable housing dwelling unit program, to contribute to a county or city housing fund but not for density covered by the program. T...
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2022-02-15
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB1210Intro

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Historic preservation. Provides that the filing of a historic designation application shall stay a locality from issuing any permit to raze or demolish a proposed historic landmark, building, or structure until 30 days after the rendering of the fina...
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2022-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB778Intro

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Relocation of monument and memorials. Requires a locality that votes to remove, relocate, contextualize, or cover certain war monuments or memorials to initiate a process to gift the monument or memorial to a nonprofit organization that is most relat...
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2022-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB116Intro

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Regional criminal justice academy; Town of Pulaski. Allows the Town of Pulaski to withdraw from the Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy and send its cadets to the New River Criminal Justice Training Academy without penalty.
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2022-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB635Intro

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Inclusionary housing; zoning. Requires cities and towns in the Commonwealth to develop and promulgate housing plans that address the supply of safe, sanitary, and affordable shelter for all current and anticipated residents of their communities. Such...
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2022-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
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