Legal notices; locality to meet notice requirements by utilizing their websites, radio, etc. (HB1935)

Introduced By

Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Legal notices. Allows localities to meet certain notice requirements by utilizing their web sites, radio or television rather than a newspaper of general circulation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101592D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
01/19/2011Assigned S & T sub: Subcommittee #1
01/25/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 3-N)
01/25/2011Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/26/2011Reported from Science and Technology (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2011Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/27/2011Assigned CC & T sub: #1
02/02/2011Subcommittee recommends passing by with letter
02/08/2011Left in Counties, Cities and Towns


Carol Lindstrom writes:

There are still far too many people who do not have easy access to many other options. People either do not have internet access or do not have the computer experience to monitor such things. In some areas, people are served by different television services meaning there is no way to insure that all people would have access to notices on TV. Radio and TV notices are also available only at certain times. This is a bad idea.

Suzanne Tardif writes:

I agree with Carol L. this bill is really bad for entirely too many people. There are far too many people with no easy access to internet or have very unreliable service and many with none or little computer experience. There are also many community government websites that are a nightmare to navigate even with internet service and lots of computer experience. In my area I have no access to a local community government TV station and all my TV stations come from a local "city" that broadcasts very little to nothing about my town and the same is true for radio stations. This bill is bad especially for those of us that live in South Western VA and many others that do not live in NOVA or Richmond areas.