Charter; City of Richmond. (SB594)

Introduced By

Sen. Henry Marsh (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter; City of Richmond.  Amends the city's charter to clarify that the Council has the authority to appoint legislative, oversight and constituent relations employees and that the Chief Administrative Officer has the authority to supervise only administrative personnel. Further amends the charter to clarify that the personnel of the Richmond Retirement System are under the control of the Retirement System's Board of Trustees and the Board-appointed Executive Director. The proposed changes also remove limitations on the mayor's current veto power and remove the requirement that the city council appoint members of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Lastly, the proposed changes to the charter allow residential property owners to receive waivers of stormwater charges for certain stormwater-related improvements, replacing the credit system currently in place. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Presented and ordered printed 10103865D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/26/2010Reported from Local Government (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2010Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2010Placed on Calendar
02/08/2010Read first time
02/08/2010Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/19/2010Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Read second time
02/23/2010Read third time
02/23/2010Committee amendment agreed to
02/23/2010Engrossed by House as amended
02/23/2010Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/23/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2010House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB594ER)
03/03/2010Signed by Speaker
03/06/2010Signed by President
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 476 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0476)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB763.