Town of Onancock; liens for water charges. (SB588)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Liens for sewer and water charges.  Adds the Town of Onancock to the list of localities that may by ordinance provide that taxes or charges incurred for water or sewers or use thereof shall be a lien on the real estate served by such waterline or sewer. Where residential rental real estate is involved, no lien shall attach (i) unless the user of the water or sewer services is also the owner of the real estate or (ii) unless the owner of the real estate negotiated or executed the agreement by which such water or sewer services were provided to the property. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2012Unanimous consent to introduce
01/18/2012Presented and ordered printed 12103069D
01/18/2012Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/07/2012Reported from Local Government (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/13/2012Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Placed on Calendar
02/17/2012Read first time
02/17/2012Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/20/2012Assigned CC & T sub: #2
02/24/2012Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (10-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Read second time
02/28/2012Passed by for the day
02/29/2012Read third time
02/29/2012Passed House (91-Y 5-N)
02/29/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (91-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB588ER)
03/05/2012Signed by Speaker
03/07/2012Signed by President
03/22/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 354 (effective 7/1/12)
03/22/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0354)


This bill mentions Abingdon, Isle of Wight, Kenbridge, Newport News, Blacksburg, York, New Kent, Richmond, Botetourt, Goochland, Onancock, Clifton Forge, Spotsylvania, Orange, Stafford, Culpeper, Manassas Park, Front Royal.


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.