Preservation of historical sites and architectural areas; local governing bodies may include. (SB1416)

Introduced By

Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Preservation of historical sites and architectural areas. Provides that local governing bodies may include in ordinances establishing historic districts, landmarks, and other buildings or structures within the locality having an important historic, architectural, archaeological, or cultural interest, a provision setting forth a 30-day period for archaeological excavation and preservation before the commercial or residential development of a historic district or any area within the locality that has been identified with potential archaeological or historic significance. This bill is a recommendation of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Presented and ordered printed 094175264
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/03/2009Reported from Local Government with amendments (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Read second time
02/06/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1416E
02/06/2009Printed as engrossed 094175264-E
02/09/2009Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Committee amendments reconsidered (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Committee amendment #1 rejected
02/09/2009Committee amendment #2 agreed to
02/09/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/09/2009Amendment by Senator Blevins agreed to
02/09/2009Reengrossed by Senate as amended SB1416E2
02/09/2009Printed as reengrossed 094175264-E2
02/09/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/16/2009Assigned CC & T sub: 2
02/19/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
02/20/2009Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read second time
02/24/2009Passed by for the day
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Passed House (94-Y 4-N)
02/25/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (94-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1416ER)
03/10/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 290 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0290)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.