Comprehensive plan amendment; grants authority to local gov't to prepare & submit to public hearing. (HB51)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Comprehensive plan amendments.  Grants authority to a governing body to prepare an amendment to the comprehensive plan and submit such proposal to public hearing rather than request the planning commission to prepare the amendment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/22/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100921D
12/22/2009Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/15/2010Assigned CC & T sub: #2
01/21/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
01/22/2010Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2010Committee substitute printed 10104273D-H1
01/25/2010Read first time
01/26/2010Read second time
01/26/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104273D-H1
01/26/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB51H1
01/27/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/27/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2010Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/23/2010Reported from Local Government (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2010Read third time
02/26/2010Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB51ER)
03/08/2010Signed by Speaker
03/08/2010Signed by President
04/13/2010Governor's recommendation received by House
04/20/2010Placed on Calendar
04/21/2010House concurred in Governor's recommendation (94-Y 1-N)
04/21/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (94-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/21/2010Reenrolled bill text (HB51ER2)
04/21/2010Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/21/2010Signed by President as reenrolled
04/21/2010Enacted, Chapter 821 (effective 7/1/10)
04/21/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0821)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 50 seconds.


Glen Besa writes:

Appears to short circuit planning board review of Comp Plan amendments thereby limiting public participation.

Richard writes:

I don't think it does, exactly. In the bill text, in addition to the quote below, failure of the PC to act is mentioned.

"... If the governing body desires an amendment, it may prepare such amendment and refer it to the local planning commission for public hearing or direct the local planning commission to prepare an amendment and submit it to public hearing...."