Governing bodies & school boards, local; required to annually publish their approved budgets online. (HB140)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local governing bodies and local school boards. Requires local governing bodies and local school boards to annually publish their approved budgets online. If there is no local government website or local school board website, the budgets must be available in hard copy.   Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/20/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088109676
12/20/2007Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/18/2008Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB140)
01/21/2008Read first time
01/22/2008Read second time
01/22/2008Committee amendment agreed to
01/22/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB140E
01/22/2008Printed as engrossed 088109676-E
01/23/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/23/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2008Communicated to Senate
01/24/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2008Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/24/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB140E)
02/19/2008Reported from Local Government (15-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008Read third time
02/22/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB140ER)
02/26/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB140ER)
02/26/2008Signed by Speaker
02/28/2008Signed by President
03/04/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 353 (effective 1/1/09)
03/05/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 353 (effective 1/1/09)
03/11/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0353)


Timothy Watson writes:

I so hope this bill passes!