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Virginia – 2017 General Assembly Update for Community Associations – Adjournment Sine Die

March 2, 2017 (Reprinted from Vandeventer Black’s Community Association Newsletter)

 This past Saturday, February 25, 2017, the Virginia General Assembly adjourned sine die and will not reconvene again until the “veto” session is scheduled for April 5, 2017.

In all, 2,959 bills and resolutions were introduced during the 2017 session and 242 bills were carried over from the 2016 session.  Of the bills considered, 1,773 were passed by both the Senate and the House of Delegates and forwarded to the Governor for signature.  A total of 1,428 bills failed.  The Governor has already vetoed seven bills and more may still veto more over the next few weeks.

Although some would classify this year’s session, a session immediately following to a Presidential election and immediately prior to a statewide election, as “uneventful,” Vandeventer Black attorneys tracked almost 80 bills affecting community associations during the 2017 session.

Of those 80 bills, we more closely monitored 28 bills directly affecting community associations.  But, all in all, there are few significant changes affecting Virginia community associations, as described below:  Continue reading Virginia – 2017 General Assembly Update for Community Associations – Adjournment Sine Die

Virginia – McAuliffe Signs Delegate Hope’s House Bill 1146

HB 1146 Local permitting or licensure; consent of common interest community association prohibited

Virginia House Bill 1146 was approved by Governor McAuliffe on Monday, becoming effective July 1, 2016.

House Bill 1146 prohibits a locality from requiring consent of a condominium unit owners association or property owners’ association prior to the issuance of a permit, certificate, or license, including a building permit or a business license.

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Virginia – A win for developers, new state proffer law frustrates Chesapeake

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A win for developers, new state proffer law frustrates Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE Starting this summer, developers coming to the City Council with new projects may be able to offer significantly less in impact fees than their predecessors, under legislation signed by the governor this week. Senate Bill 549 updates Virginia’s rules on proffers – voluntary fees paid to a local government to offset the impact of development on infrastructure.

 

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.