Housing authorities; changes number of qualified voters in locality needed to have referendum. (HB1890)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Housing authorities; referendum. Increases the number of qualified voters in a locality needed to have a referendum creating a housing authority from at least 100 voters to at least 10 percent of the qualified voters. The bill also provides that once a referendum has been held, no other referendum on the same question shall be held in the county, city, or town within five years of the date of the prior referendum. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098251440
01/12/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2009Assigned GL sub: Housing
01/26/2009Assigned GL sub: Housing
01/28/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
01/29/2009Reported from General Laws with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Read first time
02/03/2009Read second time
02/03/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/03/2009Engrossed by House as amended HB1890E
02/03/2009Printed as engrossed 098251440-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 General Laws and Technology
02/11/2009Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Read third time
02/16/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1890ER)
02/18/2009Signed by Speaker
02/18/2009Signed by President
02/25/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 78 (effective 7/1/09)
02/25/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0078)