Charter; City of Fredericksburg. (SB869)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland) with support from co-patrons Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg), and Sen. Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter; City of Fredericksburg. Amends the charter so that vacancies in City Council are filled within 45 days, rather than 30 days, by a majority vote of the remaining City Council members. Stipulates that when more than two years remain in the unexpired term and the vacancy occurs at least 120 days prior to the next council member election, the City Council shall petition the circuit court to issue a writ of election to fill the vacancy, which shall occur at the next regularly scheduled May council member election. Until the vacancy is filled by special election, the City Council may appoint a qualified voter of the election district in which the vacancy occurred to fill the vacancy. Further provides that all ordinances and all resolutions appropriating funds in excess of $100,000, rather than $1,000, shall be adopted by the Fredericksburg City Council on two readings. 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 091411333
12/29/2008Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/20/2009Reported from Local Government with amendment (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2009Read second time
01/23/2009Reading of amendment waived
01/23/2009Committee amendment agreed to
01/23/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended SB869E
01/23/2009Printed as engrossed 091411333-E
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
02/16/2009Assigned CC & T sub: 1
02/18/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
02/20/2009Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read second time
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB869ER)
02/28/2009Signed by President
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 500 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0500)


This bill mentions Stuart, Fredericksburg City, Fredericksburg.