Category Archives: Legislation

Virginia – Proffer Reform Legislation (SB649) Passes House of Delegates

Restrictions on development proffers move closer to becoming law in Va.

Legislation that would restrict what local governments in Virginia can ask of home builders moved a step closer to becoming law Tuesday, despite heated opposition from officials in Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun counties. In a 72-26 vote, the state House of Delegates approved a version of the reforms to the state’s so-called proffer system that had already passed the Senate.

With some holdouts remaining, proffer bill again passes House

Major changes to the way local governments extract cash and other concessions from residential developers moved closer to becoming law Tuesday as the House of Delegates approved the Senate version of a bill to reform the state’s proffer system.

Proffer debate gets local attention

HANOVER – The Virginia General Assembly is moving forward with its attempt to revamp and revise state regulations on Virginia proffer guidelines.

District of Columbia – What’s wrong with D.C. condo owner bill of rights?

What’s wrong with D.C. condo owner bill of rights?

D.C. Council members are studying a controversial measure that would provide new protections for homeowners who are facing foreclosure by condominium associations for failure to pay monthly fees. We are a litigious society, with hundreds of lawsuits filed daily on issues ranging from pets to parking, paint jobs to patios.

Virginia – Bill to Help Homeowners’ Associations

Bill to Help Homeowners’ AssociationsDel. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41), working with constituents, has spearheaded legislation aimed at helping many residents of her district and across Virginia. The 41st District contains several self-managed homeowners’ associations, made up of volunteers in the community working in the best interests of their shared neighborhood.

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Virginia – Slippery slope for HOA’s

Moss Report-Refined #2

Northern Virginia and Fairfax County News – FairfaxTimes.comFor those who live in one of Fairfax County’s 1500-plus homeowner or condo associations, a recent piece of legislation in the General Assembly sparked an intense debate about the rules of suburban living. House Bill 791, co-sponsored by Fairfax Dels. Jim LeMunyon (R-Dist. 67) and Mark Sickles (D-Dist.

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Virginia – Relief from ‘homeowners association nightmares’: Gov. McAuliffe should veto Virginia bill (Editorial)

Relief from ‘homeowners association nightmares’The federal government has no equal in imposing intrusive, burdensome and annoying laws. State governments are usually more accommodating, because they’re closer to the governed, and the federal government has usurped so much of the authority over everything. But the best government may not necessarily be the government closest at hand.

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