HB 7

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Nov 18, 2019
  • Passed House Feb 04, 2020
  • Senate
  • Governor

Virginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices.

Abstract

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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, unless at the time of the municipal decision, a proposed development will be located in a census tract wherein more than 50 percent of the units serve families or individuals at or below 80 percent of the median income of the area. 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.

Virginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housingpractices. Prohibits any locality, its employees, or its appointedcommissions from discriminating (i) in the application of local land useordinances or guidelines, or in the permitting of housing developments, on thebasis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familialstatus, or handicap or (ii) in the permitting of housing developments becausethe housing development contains or is expected to contain affordable housingunits occupied or intended for occupancy by families or individuals withincomes at or below 80 percent of the median income of the area where thehousing development is located or is proposed to be located. The bill alsorequires the Fair Housing Board, after determining the existence of an unlawfuldiscriminatory housing practice and after consultation with the AttorneyGeneral, to immediately refer the matter to the Attorney General for civilaction.

Bill Sponsors (14)

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Actions


Feb 19, 2020

Senate

Continued to 2021 in General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)

Feb 05, 2020

Senate

Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Feb 04, 2020

House

Read third time and passed House (71-Y 28-N)

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB7H2)

House

VOTE: Passage (71-Y 28-N)

Feb 03, 2020

House

Read second time

House

Committee substitute rejected 20106656D-H1

House

Floor substitute printed 20107506D-H2 (Bourne)

House

Substitute by Delegate Bourne agreed to 20107506D-H2

House

Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB7H2

Jan 31, 2020

House

Passed by for the day

Jan 30, 2020

House

Read first time

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB7H1)

Jan 28, 2020

House

Committee substitute printed 20106656D-H1

House

Reported from General Laws with substitute (18-Y 4-N)

Jan 27, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB7)

Jan 23, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)

Jan 15, 2020

House

Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection

Nov 18, 2019

House

Referred to Committee on General Laws

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100179D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from DPB (HB7) HTML
Impact statement from DPB (HB7H1) HTML
Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB7H2 HTML

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