Local government; establishment and administration of personnel system. (SB1121)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local government; establishment and administration of personnel system.  Authorizes a locality to establish a personnel system for local administrative officials and employees based on merit and professional ability. The bill also authorizes a locality to include in any group life, accident and health insurance program an extension of coverage to any person to whom coverage could be extended pursuant to 38.2-3525 of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101881D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/25/2011Reported from Local Government (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2011Passed by for the day
01/31/2011Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2011Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2011Placed on Calendar
02/10/2011Read first time
02/10/2011Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/15/2011Assigned CC & T sub: #2
02/17/2011Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/22/2011Left in Counties, Cities and Towns


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.


Equality Virginia, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

This bill would free local governments to establish personnel policies and procedures free from oversight by the state legislature. Such flexibility is needed because of the increasing differences in the markets for employees in different parts of the state. Equality Virginia supports this bill.

People of Faith for Equality in Virginia, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Tracking (a fair bill that would allow localities to add more inclusive measures and benefits to their local employees)

Ellen Bass writes:

Allowing local governments to consider merit and performance and to consider providing insurance will make local governments stronger. Please support this bill.