Charter; Town of Altavista. (HB871)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Charles Hawkins (R-Chatham)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter; Town of Altavista. Shifts the time of council elections to November; allows council salaries to be set in accordance with the provisions of general law; eliminates certain supermajority voting requirements; deletes provisions related to the town sergeant and the school board; and makes numerous technical changes. This bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


03/30/2006: signed by governor


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 065406256
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/10/2006Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
02/11/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Read second time
02/13/2006Committee amendments agreed to
02/13/2006Engrossed by House as amended HB871E
02/13/2006Printed as engrossed 065406256-E
02/14/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to Senate
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2006Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/21/2006Reported from Local Government with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
02/23/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006Read third time
02/24/2006Reading of amendment waived
02/24/2006Committee amendment agreed to
02/24/2006Emergency clause added
02/24/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/24/2006Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Placed on Calendar
02/28/2006Senate amendment agreed to by House (96-Y 1-N)
02/28/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 1-N)
03/07/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB871ER)
03/07/2006Signed by Speaker
03/08/2006Signed by President
03/30/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 263 (effective 3/30/06)
04/04/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0263)