Charter; City of Hopewell. (HB2072)

Introduced By

Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter; City of Hopewell.  Amends the charter to change election day for city council members from May to November, beginning in November 2012, and to extend the terms of the council's president and vice-president from June 30, 2012, to December 31, 2012. Additionally, the office of the city attorney is further defined to allow the city attorney to serve as chief legal advisor to the council and to the chief administrative officer. The city attorney also is given the power to appoint and remove employees authorized by the council and assistants. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103499D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/19/2011Assigned CC & T sub: #1
01/26/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
01/28/2011Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2011Read first time
02/01/2011Read second time
02/01/2011Committee amendment agreed to
02/01/2011Amendments by Delegate Ingram agreed to
02/01/2011Engrossed by House as amended HB2072E
02/01/2011Printed as engrossed 11103499D-E
02/02/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2011Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/15/2011Reported from Local Government (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Read third time
02/18/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2011Signed by Speaker
02/25/2011Signed by President
02/25/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2072ER)
03/26/2011Governor's recommendation received by House
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
04/06/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/06/2011Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/06/2011Signed by President as reenrolled
04/06/2011Enacted, Chapter 797 (effective 7/1/11)
04/06/2011Reenrolled bill text (HB2072ER2)
04/06/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0797)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1159.