Charter; City of Colonial Heights. (HB1757)

Introduced By

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter; City of Colonial Heights. Amends the charter for the City of Colonial Heights to eliminate the requirement that certain changes in city streets and other public ways, grounds, and places, as well as the city's acquisition or sale of improved or unimproved land, must be referred to the planning commission for its recommendation prior to city council action. Further provides that if city council does refer any such matter to the planning commission for the commission's recommendation, the council subsequently shall act on the commission's recommendation by a majority vote of its members, or an affirmative vote of three-fourths of all members if required by the Constitution of this Commonwealth. Additionally, the legislation deletes provisions of the charter giving the planning commission final approval rights and allows a city council member to appeal the planning commission's decision of approval of subdivision plats within 20 days of the commission's decision. The charter is further amended to state that final plats shall not be received or recorded by the clerk of court unless the plat has been approved as provided by applicable state and local law.

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01/07/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 097663476
01/07/2009Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/20/2009Assigned CC & T sub: 1
01/28/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
01/30/2009Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Read first time
02/03/2009Read second time and engrossed
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 (HB1757ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
02/28/2009Signed by President
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 438 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0438)