Conservation easements; comprehensive plan. (HB2755)

Introduced By

Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Conservation easements; comprehensive plan. Requires that the use of real property for open-space land shall conform to the official comprehensive plan for the area in which the property is located. Current law provides that no conservation easement shall be valid and enforceable unless the limitations it creates conform in all respects to the comprehensive plan at the time the easement is granted. Read the Bill »


02/24/2019: failed house


01/17/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104628D
01/17/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/21/2019Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
01/30/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2755)
01/30/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2019Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Read first time
01/31/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2019Read second time
02/01/2019Committee amendments agreed to
02/01/2019Engrossed by House as amended HB2755E
02/01/2019Printed as engrossed 19104628D-E
02/04/2019Read third time and passed House (94-Y 3-N)
02/04/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/14/2019Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2755E)
02/18/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Read third time
02/19/2019Reading of amendment waived
02/19/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/19/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/19/2019Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Senate amendment rejected by House (1-Y 96-N 1-A)
02/20/2019VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 96-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Senate requested conference committee
02/21/2019House acceded to request
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2019Delegates: Fariss, Poindexter, Plum
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2019Senators: Obenshain, Lewis, McClellan
02/24/2019No further action taken
02/24/2019Failed to pass in House


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 45 seconds.