Conflict of Interests Act, State and Local Government; conduct of governmental bodies. (SB1400)

Introduced By

Sen. Chuck Colgan (D-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Conduct of governmental bodies. Amends the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act. The bill provides that if the disqualification of a state or local government officer or employee who has a personal interest in a transaction leaves fewer than the number required by law to act, the remaining member or members shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business and have authority to act for the agency by majority vote. In addition, the bill requires that in any locality having adopted a zoning ordinance that provides for the consideration of proposed amendments, all motions, resolutions, or petitions for amendment to the zoning ordinance or map shall be acted upon and a decision made within such reasonable time as may be necessary, which shall not exceed 12 months unless the applicant requests or consents to action beyond such period or unless the applicant withdraws his motion, resolution, or petition for amendment to the zoning ordinance or map. Currently, such requirement only applies to any county having adopted such a zoning ordinance. Read the Bill »


03/20/2007: signed by governor


01/19/2007Presented and ordered printed 079288716
01/19/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/24/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1400)
01/25/2007Assigned GL&T sub: #1
02/01/2007Committee substitute printed 071592716-S1
02/02/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2007Committee substitute agreed to 071592716-S1
02/05/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1400S1
02/06/2007Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Communicated to House
02/08/2007Placed on Calendar
02/08/2007Read first time
02/08/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/08/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1400S1)
02/09/2007Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement (Marshall, D.)
02/15/2007Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Read second time
02/20/2007Read third time
02/20/2007Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1400ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/09/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1400ER)
03/20/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 613 (effective 7/1/07)
04/03/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0613)