Charter; Town of Blacksburg. (HB1736)

Introduced By

Del. Jim Shuler (D-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter; Town of Blacksburg. Amends the charter of the Town of Blacksburg to change the date of the town council member and mayoral election from the first Tuesday in May to the general election date in November. Further amends the date the council members take office from July to January and states that the vice-mayor shall be selected at the first council meeting, which will take place in January following the November election, rather than in July. If enacted, the charter changes clarify that the council may determine the annual salary of its members in accordance with state law and that vacancies on town council are also to be filled in an election subject to the requirement of state law. Lastly, the charter changes would permit the expanded use of civil penalties, in lieu of criminal penalties, for ordinance violations. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 091150732
01/07/2009Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/20/2009Assigned CC & T sub: 1
01/28/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
01/30/2009Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Read first time
02/03/2009Read second time
02/03/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/03/2009Engrossed by House as amended HB1736E
02/03/2009Printed as engrossed 091150732-E
02/04/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/04/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2009Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/17/2009Reported from Local Government (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Read third time
02/20/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Passed by for the day
02/23/2009Read third time
02/23/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1736ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
02/28/2009Signed by President
03/30/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 658 (effective 7/1/09)
03/30/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0658)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB857.