Charter; City of Fairfax. (SB847)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter; City of Fairfax.  Amends the charter for the City of Fairfax by removing the limitation on the amount the city may charge for transient occupancy tax and changing the date of the first meeting of the newly elected City Council members from the first Tuesday of July following their election to the second Tuesday of July following their election or at the first scheduled regular or special meeting of the City Council in July, whichever occurs first. Additionally, the charter is amended so that revenue bonds may be issued by the City without holding a bond referendum, as the charter currently requires. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101438D
01/07/2011Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/13/2011Assigned Local Gov sub: Charter
01/22/2011Impact statement from TAX (SB847)
01/25/2011Reported from Local Government with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2011Committee substitute printed 11104674D-S1
01/27/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2011Passed by for the day
01/31/2011Read second time
01/31/2011Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104674D-S1
01/31/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB847S1
02/01/2011Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/08/2011Assigned CC & T sub: #1
02/09/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/09/2011Impact statement from TAX (SB847S1)
02/11/2011Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2011Read second time
02/15/2011Read third time
02/15/2011Passed House (72-Y 25-N)
02/15/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (72-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB847ER)
02/18/2011Impact statement from TAX (SB847ER)
02/18/2011Signed by Speaker
02/21/2011Signed by President
03/24/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 425 (effective 7/1/11)
03/24/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0425)


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.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1742.