Uniform Statewide Building Code; limitation on prosecutions for violation. (HB1918)

Introduced By

Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Uniform Statewide Building Code; limitation on prosecutions for violation.  Changes the time within which a prosecution for violations of the Uniform Statewide Building Code must be commenced from two years to one year. As a result there is no longer a conflict between the Building Code and the statute of limitations on prosecutions ( 19.2-8). The bill also provides that the prosecution shall commence within one year of discovery by the building official and not the owner. For prosecutions relating to the maintenance code, the bill clarifies that any such prosecutions must be commenced within one year of the discovery of the offense by the building official. Read the Bill »


01/27/2011: Merged into HB2168


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101528D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/18/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/19/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1918)
01/19/2011Referred from Courts of Justice
01/19/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/21/2011Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
01/26/2011Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB2168-Abbitt)
01/27/2011Incorporated by General Laws (HB2168-Abbitt)