Charter; City of Falls Church. (SB54)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter; City of Falls Church. Provides that the city attorney shall serve at the pleasure of the city council. The bill also provides that the council shall have the power to adopt a comprehensive zoning plan designed to provide affordable shelter that addresses housing needs, promotes a full range of housing choices, and encourages the construction and continued existence of moderately priced housing by providing incentives for the creation or preservation of moderately priced housing for elderly, handicapped, low-moderate, and above-moderate-income households. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/20/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087792352
12/20/2007Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/29/2008Reported from Local Government with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Read second time
02/01/2008Reading of amendments waived
02/01/2008Committee amendments agreed to
02/01/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended SB54E
02/01/2008Printed as engrossed 087792352-E
02/04/2008Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2008Communicated to House
02/11/2008Placed on Calendar
02/11/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/29/2008Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008Committee substitute printed 083047352-H1
03/03/2008Read second time
03/04/2008Read third time
03/04/2008Committee substitute agreed to 083047352-H1
03/04/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB54H1
03/04/2008Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB54ER)
03/08/2008Signed by Speaker
03/11/2008Signed by President
03/12/2008Signed by Speaker
03/12/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 683 (effective 7/1/08)