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VASB314EngrossGrandfathering certain nonconforming use. Removes the requirement that in order for a wall build on residential property to be grandfathered as a valid nonconforming use, the residential property owner must have been informed by a local official that...
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2020-03-03
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB828IntroLocation of assisted living facilities and group homes. Requires that localities not allow certain assisted living facilities and group homes with eight or fewer residents approved by the locality on or after July 1, 2020, to be located within one-qu...
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2020-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB893IntroLaw enforcement; use of force; data collection and reporting requirement. Requires state and local law-enforcement officers to collect data on use of force incidents involving law enforcement and forward the data to the Superintendent of State Police...
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2020-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB1302IntroDeputy sheriffs; minimum salary. Provides that the minimum salary for all deputy sheriffs, both law enforcement and non-law enforcement, shall be set at the compensation board minimum plus a 20 percent supplement. The bill provides that in any locali...
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2020-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB662IntroLocal grievance procedure. Incorporates into the local grievance procedure certain provisions in the state grievance procedure related to appeal of final decisions to the circuit court.
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2020-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB1564IntroImpact fees; residential development. Authorizes any locality to impose impact fees on certain residential developments in order to defray the costs of constructing public facilities necessitated by those developments. Under current law, such impact ...
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2020-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB1685IntroShort-term rentals. Provides that no locality shall require a person to register a short-term rental pursuant to the locality's land use and zoning authority if the person meets certain criteria set out in the bill.
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2020-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB1590IntroLocal regulation of air cannons. Allows localities to require a special exception or special use permit for the use of certain devices, including air cannons, carbide cannons, or other loud explosive devices that are designed to produce high-intensit...
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2020-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB494IntroCity reversion to town status. Increases the required vote of a city council initiating a city reversion process from a majority to a three-fourths vote of the all members.
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2020-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB296IntroTransition of towns to cities. Makes an exception to the current moratorium on the granting of new city charters by allowing towns with a population of greater than 50,000 that are transitioning to city status to seek a city charter. The bill contain...
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2020-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB493IntroCity of Martinsville; city reversion. Requires approval from the Henry County voters before the city can revert to town status.
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2020-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB70IntroBroadband services; prohibited features. Prohibits a provider of broadband services from offering or renewing services to consumers within any locality in the Commonwealth in which certain media is throttled, blocked, or prioritized on the basis of i...
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2020-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB489IntroVirginia Indoor Clean Air Act; prohibitions on smoking; satellite facilities. Adds satellite facilities to the list of places where smoking is prohibited.
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2020-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB492IntroCity of Martinsville; city reversion. Requires approval from the City of Martinsville voters before the city can revert to town status.
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2020-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB413IntroSubdivision ordinance; energy efficiency and renewable energy provisions. Authorizes a local governing body to include in its subdivision ordinance provisions for establishing minimum standards of energy efficiency and establishing and maintaining ac...
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2020-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB116IntroStormwater Management Fund. Provides that grants from a local Stormwater Management Fund may be used for an authorized local stormwater credit option for Virginia Stormwater Management Program authorized program administrators as a stormwater retrofi...
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2020-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB571IntroPurchase or construction of rental housing by localities. Provides that any locality may by ordinance establish a program to purchase or construct housing and to rent such housing to residents. The rent charged for such housing shall not exceed the h...
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2020-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB151IntroDevelopment and use of accessory dwelling units. Provides that all localities shall allow for the development and use of one accessory dwelling unit (ADU) per single-family dwelling (SFD), notwithstanding any contrary provision of a zoning ordinance....
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2020-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB152IntroMiddle housing allowed on lots zoned for single-family use. Requires all localities to allow development or redevelopment of "middle housing" residential units upon each lot zoned for single-family residential use. Middle housing is defined as two-fa...
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2020-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB636IntroProvision of county services to town residents. Requires a county to provide the same and equal services to residents of incorporated towns within the county as are provided to other residents of the county. However, if the local governing body of a ...
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2020-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB1028IntroConstitutional officers; hiring notices. Allows constitutional officers to use the local government's official website and related social media platforms to advertise employment positions.
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2020-02-11
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB1696IntroVirginia's Region 2000 Airport Authority. Authorizes the City of Lynchburg, acting alone or with one or more of the Counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, or Campbell to create an airport authority pursuant to the 2007 Virginia's Region 2000 Airpo...
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2020-02-07
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB1624IntroConservation of trees during land development process. Authorizes any locality to adopt an ordinance providing for either the conservation of or the planting and replacement of trees during the land development process. Currently, only a locality wit...
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2020-01-31
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB1045IntroTree-replacement ordinance; banking. Authorizes any locality that has adopted a tree-replacement ordinance to require a developer to make up for any net loss in tree cover by planting additional trees on property protected by a conservation easement ...
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2020-01-31
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
VAHB1052IntroProvision of telecommunications services by local governments. Authorizes any locality to provide any telecommunications service, including cable television services, Internet, broadband, telephone service, and wireless Internet service, within its b...
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2020-01-31
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
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