Charter; Town of Blacksburg. (SB857)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


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


12/29/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09
12/29/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 092024228
12/29/2008Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/20/2009Reported from Local Government (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2009Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2009Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Placed on Calendar
01/30/2009Read first time
01/30/2009Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/13/2009Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Read second time
02/17/2009Read third time
02/17/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/17/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB857ER)
02/18/2009Signed by President
02/18/2009Signed by Speaker
02/26/2009Governor's recommendation received by Senate
02/27/2009Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
02/28/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009G Governor's recommendation adopted
02/28/2009Reenrolled bill text (SB857ER2)
02/28/2009Signed by President as reenrolled
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
02/28/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0147)
03/03/2009Enacted, Chapter 147 (effective 7/1/09)
03/03/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0147)
03/03/2009Reenrolled bill text (SB857ER2)
03/04/2009Signed by President as reenrolled
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
03/06/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0147)
03/06/2009Enacted, Chapter 147 (effective 7/1/09)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1736.