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HB7

Virginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices.

Status:
In Senate

Latest Action: Feb. 19, 2020
Senate: Continued to 2021 in General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)

Chief Patron:
Jeff Bourne (D)

Session:
2020 Regular Session

Summary

As introduced. Virginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices.

Prohibits any locality, its employees, or its appointed commissions from discriminating (i) in the application of local land use ordinances or guidelines, or in the permitting of housing developments, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, or handicap or (ii) in the permitting of housing developments because the housing development contains or is expected to contain affordable housing units occupied or intended for occupancy by families or individuals with incomes at or below 80 percent of the median income of the area where the housing development is located or is proposed to be located. The bill also requires the Fair Housing Board, after determining the existence of an unlawful discriminatory housing practice and after consultation with the Attorney General, to immediately refer the matter to the Attorney General for civil action. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 11/18/2019 - House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100179D
  • 11/18/2019 - House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
  • 01/15/2020 - House: Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
  • 01/23/2020 - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
  • 01/27/2020 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB7)
  • 01/28/2020 - House: Committee substitute printed 20106656D-H1
  • 01/28/2020 - House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (18-Y 4-N)
  • 01/30/2020 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB7H1)
  • 01/30/2020 - House: Read first time
  • 01/31/2020 - House: Passed by for the day
  • 02/03/2020 - House: Read second time
  • 02/03/2020 - House: Committee substitute rejected 20106656D-H1
  • 02/03/2020 - House: Floor substitute printed 20107506D-H2 (Bourne)
  • 02/03/2020 - House: Substitute by Delegate Bourne agreed to 20107506D-H2
  • 02/03/2020 - House: Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB7H2
  • 02/04/2020 - House: Read third time and passed House (71-Y 28-N)
  • 02/04/2020 - House: VOTE: Passage (71-Y 28-N)
  • 02/04/2020 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB7H2)
  • 02/05/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/05/2020 - Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
  • 02/19/2020 - Senate: Continued to 2021 in General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)