HB841: Capitol District; established as geographic seat of government.

HOUSE BILL NO. 841
Offered January 9, 2008
Prefiled January 8, 2008
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 2 of Chapter 6 of Title 2.2 a section numbered 2.2-620, relating to establishment of the Capitol District.
Patrons-- Sherwood; Senator: Houck

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 2 of Chapter 6 of Title 2.2 a section numbered  2.2-620, as follows:

§ 2.2-620.  Establishment of the Capitol District as the seat of government of the Commonwealth.

A. For administrative purposes, the area that encompasses the seat of government of the Commonwealth shall be referred to as the "Capitol District."

B. The term "Capitol District" shall be geographically defined as the area in Richmond, Virginia, contained within the centerline of East Broad Street between its intersections with the centerline of Eighth Street and the Interstate 95 overpass, the centerline of Eighth Street between its intersections with the centerlines of East Broad Street and Main Street, the centerline of Main Street between its intersections with the centerline of Eighth Street and the Interstate 95 overpass, and the overpass of Interstate 95 between its intersections with the centerlines of East Broad Street and Main Street, and all buildings and property owned or leased by the Commonwealth within such area.

C. Nothing in this section shall be construed to restrict the authority of the legislative, executive, or judicial branch of state government in the administration of its employees or facilities within the Capitol District or to grant any additional authority or responsibility to any government agency or entity.