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Thursday, February 19, 2009

HB 1655 Passes Senate as Amended

House Bill 1655, the bill requiring a court to award reasonable attorney fees, expenses, and court costs to any entity that prevails in an action challenging an ordinance, resolution, motion, or an administrative action that violates Virginia's preemption statute. The bill passed 33 - 6 as it was amended in committee. The committee amendment makes the award of attorney fees permissive instead of mandatory as it passed the House. The bill now goes back to the House to accept or reject the amendment.

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