Noise ordinance; authorizes governing body to adopt civil penalties. (SB246)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Civil penalties for violations of noise ordinance.  Authorizes the governing body of a locality to adopt civil penalties for violations of noise ordinances. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102211D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/19/2010Reported from Local Government with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2010Committee substitute printed 10104383D-S1
01/21/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2010Read second time
01/22/2010Reading of substitute waived
01/22/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104383D-S1
01/22/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB246S1
01/25/2010Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Placed on Calendar
02/03/2010Read first time
02/03/2010Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/19/2010Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2010Committee substitute printed 10105453D-H1
02/22/2010Read second time
02/23/2010Read third time
02/23/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105453D-H1
02/23/2010Amendment by Delegate Kilgore agreed to
02/23/2010Pending question ordered
02/23/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment SB246H1
02/23/2010Passed House with substitute with amendment (78-Y 21-N)
02/23/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (78-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2010House substitute with amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2010Title replaced 10105453D-H1
03/03/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB246ER)
03/03/2010Signed by Speaker
03/06/2010Signed by President
04/13/2010Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/20/2010Placed on Calendar
04/21/2010VOTE: --- REJECTED (42-Y 53-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010House rejected Governor's recommendation (42-Y 53-N)
04/21/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (42-Y 53-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to
04/21/2010House concurred in Governor's recommendation (61-Y 31-N)
04/21/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION #2 (61-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/21/2010Reenrolled bill text (SB246ER2)
04/21/2010Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/21/2010Signed by President as reenrolled
04/21/2010Enacted, Chapter 788 (effective 7/1/10)
04/21/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0788)


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 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB159 and SB120.