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Department and Board of Housing and Community Development; affordable housing for older Virginians and Virginians with disabilities. Requires the Board of Housing and Community Development to advise the Governor and Housing and Community Development on the expansion of affordable, accessible housing for older Virginians and Virginians with disabilities, including supportive services. The bill also requires the Department of Housing and Community Development to develop a strategy concerning the expansion of affordable, accessible housing for older Virginians and Virginians with disabilities, including supportive services.
Patron - Almand
Uniform Statewide Building Code; inspections. Allows local building officials to perform inspections of rental properties for specific property, but not more than once each calendar year upon a separate finding that such additional inspections are necessary to protect the public health, safety or welfare. If, however, an inspection has been conducted within the last 12-month period, no inspection shall occur upon the termination of a rental tenancy or upon a change in ownership. The provisions of this bill shall not in any way alter the rights and responsibilities of landlords or tenants pursuant to applicable provisions of Chapters 13 (§§ 55-217 et seq.) or 13.2 (§§ 55-248.2 et seq.) of Title 55.
Patron - Thomas
Housing authorities; eminent domain. Provides that notwithstanding the provisions of § 36-27, no housing authority transacting business and exercising powers as provided in § 36-4 in the City of Norfolk shall be authorized after July 1, 2007, to acquire by the exercise of the power of eminent domain, any real property located within the boundaries set forth in the Conservation and Redevelopment Plan for the East Ocean View Conservation and Redevelopment Project adopted July, 1989, as amended by Amendment No. 1 to such plan adopted September, 1992. The bill provides that this limitation shall not apply to any such real property for which an offer has been made by such housing authority or for which such authority has initiated condemnation proceedings prior to July 1, 2007.
Patron - Drake
Local housing authorities; powers. Authorizes local housing authorities to refinance loans for assistance in planning, development, acquisition, construction, repair, rehabilitation, equipping or maintenance of commercial, residential or other buildings.
Patron - Scott
Uniform Statewide Building Code; rehabilitation of existing buildings; fire prevention. Replaces the standards of the Southern Building Code Congress and the Building Official Conference of America with the International Code Council for formulating building code provisions by the Board of Housing and Community Development. The bill also (i) declares the intent of the General Assembly to improve the condition of existing, commercial properties, (ii) expands persons to be trained in the building code to include contractors and other code enforcement personnel such as fire prevention persons, (iii) adds fire prevention to the subject areas of competency for which the HCD Board may issue certificates, (iv) increases the building permit fee levy for support of the Virginia Building Code Academy from one percent to two percent, (v) removes the $500,000 "carry" cap for the training academy, and (vi) clarifies that the training done by the Building Code Academy may include fire prevention regulations. The bill also contains a technical amendment.
Patron - Van Landingham
Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA); appointment of commissioners. Provides for the appointment by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the General Assembly, of an additional VHDA commissioner, who shall be a "Section 8" tenant.
Patron - Whipple
Department of Housing and Community Development and Virginia Housing Development Authority; Consolidated Plan. Changes the name of the "Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy" to the "Consolidated Plan" and expands the plan to include community development goals, objectives and strategies.
Patron - Mims
Uniform Statewide Building Code; expiration of permits. Provides that permits issued under the Uniform Statewide Building Code are valid for one year from the date of issuance. Under the bill, requests for extension of the permit must be received within 30 days after the expiration date and be reviewed by the local building official prior to an extension being granted. No extension may be granted by the local building official after three years from the date of the original issuance of the permit.
Patron - Drake
Uniform Statewide Building Code; effect on local energy efficiency ordinances. Provides that the Uniform Statewide Building Code shall not supercede the building codes and regulations of counties, municipalities and other political subdivisions related to increased energy efficiency.
Patron - May
Uniform Statewide Building Code; inspections. Allows local building officials to perform inspections of rental properties at intervals established by ordinance.
Patron - Edwards
Uniform Statewide Building Code; use of "slag." Directs the Board of Housing and Community Development to adopt regulations prohibiting the use of slag as a fill material in construction. The bill defines "slag" as the nonmetallic byproduct from the production of iron ore.
Patron - Woodrum
Redevelopment and housing authorities. Provides that no city after July 1, 2002, may appoint more than one member of city council, or other officer or employee of the city, as a commissioner of a redevelopment and housing authority.
Patron - Gear
Uniform Statewide Building Code; separation distances between single-family homes. Requires the Board of Housing and Community Development to promulgate regulations by October 1, 2003, for establishment of performance-based standards for separation distances between single-family homes and property lines to promote and enhance public safety.
Patron - McQuigg
Virginia Housing Development Authority; regulations. Requires the Housing Development Authority to develop regulations providing that single-family mortgage loans may be made to more than one person only if the persons to whom the loan is to be made are related by blood, marriage or adoption.
Patron - McDougle
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