Charter; Town of Bowling Green. (SB505)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter; Town of Bowling Green. Amends the charter by: (i) providing for staggered four-year terms of office for the mayor and town council members; (ii) removing the salary cap for mayor and members of council; (iii) providing that the town council may employ a town clerk and a town treasurer rather than mandating that the town council appoint a town clerk and a town treasurer; (iv) clarifying the duties of the town clerk, town manager, and the town treasurer; (v) providing for a town attorney; (vi) providing that the town council may establish and maintain a police force and that the chief of police and the policemen and employees of such police force shall be under the control and supervision of the town manager; (vii) deleting outdated provisions; and (viii) making numerous technical changes. This bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/10/07
01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/10/07 083011272
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/21/2008Introduced bill reprinted 083011272
01/22/2008Reported from Local Government with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2008Read second time
01/25/2008Reading of amendments waived
01/25/2008Committee amendments agreed to
01/25/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended SB505E
01/25/2008Printed as engrossed 083011272-E
01/28/2008Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Communicated to House
01/30/2008Placed on Calendar
01/30/2008Read first time
01/30/2008Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/22/2008Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2008Read second time
02/26/2008Read third time
02/26/2008Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/26/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/27/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB505ER)
02/27/2008Signed by Speaker
02/28/2008Signed by President
03/04/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 346 (effective 3/4/08)
03/04/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 344 (effective 3/4/08)
03/11/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0344)