Data centers; sitings near parks, schools, and residential areas. (HB1010)

Introduced By

Del. Ian Lovejoy (R-Manassas) with support from co-patron Del. Chad Green (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Siting of data centers; parks, schools, and residential areas. Requires that any local government land use application required for the siting of a data center, as defined in the bill, be approved only for areas that are one-quarter mile or more from federal, state, or local parks, schools, and property zoned or used for residential use. Read the Bill »


This legislation is projected to have a net negative fiscal impact on local governments, with estimated costs ranging from $0 to $0.025 million over the biennium. The primary costs identified by localities are the staff time required to make changes to their codes and enforce the new requirements. Additionally, some localities expressed concerns that limiting the siting of data centers could result in lost revenue from permit fees, business personal property taxes, and real estate taxes, potentially amounting to millions of dollars in revenue losses.

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Bill Has Failed


01/10/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24103507D
01/10/2024Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/17/2024Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB1010)
01/24/2024Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #3
02/08/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2024Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 0-N)
02/13/2024Left in Counties, Cities and Towns

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