Capitol District; established as geographic seat of government. (HB841)

Introduced By

Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester) with support from co-patron Sen. Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Establishment of the Capitol District. Defines the geographic seat of government of the Commonwealth as the "Capitol District." The definition is for administrative purposes only and does not restrict or augment the responsibilities or authority of the legislative, executive, or judicial branch of state government or any agency thereof. The Capitol District is comprised of the area in Richmond bounded by Broad Street, Eighth Street, Main Street, and Interstate 95. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 085903834
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB841)
01/16/2008Assigned GL sub: Professional/Occupational/Adminstrative Process
01/29/2008Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2008Read first time
01/31/2008Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Communicated to Senate
02/04/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/20/2008Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Read third time
02/25/2008Reading of amendments waived
02/25/2008Committee amendments agreed to
02/25/2008Passed by for the day
02/26/2008Read third time
02/26/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/26/2008Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2008Placed on Calendar
02/28/2008Senate amendments agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/28/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
03/03/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB841ER)
03/04/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB841ER)
03/04/2008Signed by Speaker
03/04/2008Signed by President
03/11/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 548 (effective 7/1/08)
03/17/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0548)


Virginia ITSP Association, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Defines the geographic seat of government of the Commonwealth as the "Capitol District."