Warrants; authorizes local governments to regularly publish information relating thereto. (SB844)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Publication of information contained in local warrants.  Authorizes local governments to regularly publish information relating to warrants paid by the locality. The warrant information that could be published would be the aggregate amount of warrants paid, classified by expenditure item or disbursement. Information on warrants relating to tax refunds could be published only if the information was aggregated or classified so as to prevent the identification of the payee of the tax refund. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103225D
01/07/2011Referred to Committee on Finance
01/17/2011Impact statement from TAX (SB844)
01/18/2011Reported from Finance (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2011Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2011Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2011Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2011Passed Senate (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Finance
02/08/2011Assigned Finance sub: #2
02/08/2011Impact statement from TAX (SB844)
02/09/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
02/14/2011Reported from Finance with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2011Committee substitute printed 11105278D-H1
02/15/2011Read second time
02/16/2011Read third time
02/16/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105278D-H1
02/16/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB844H1
02/16/2011Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/16/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011House insisted on substitute
02/21/2011House requested conference committee
02/23/2011Senators: Reynolds, Petersen, Y.B. Miller
02/23/2011Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Conferees appointed by Senate
02/23/2011Senators: Reynolds, Petersen, Miller, Y.B.
02/24/2011Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2011Delegates: Cline, Peace, Keam
02/25/2011Conference substitute printed 11105642D-S1
02/25/2011Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/25/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2011Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB844ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/09/2011Impact statement from TAX (SB844ER)
03/25/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 597 (effective 7/1/11)
03/25/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0597)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.