Fort Monroe Authority Act; declaration of policy, Governor to approve Fort Monroe Master Plan. (SB473)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Fort Monroe Authority Act; declaration of policy.  Removes the requirement for the consent of both the Governor and the General Assembly in cases where real property interests in the Area of Operation at Fort Monroe are sold. The bill retains, however, the requirement that such sale may only be accomplished under covenants, historic conservation easements, or other appropriate legal restrictions approved as to form by the Attorney General that protect these historic and natural resources, and adds historic preservation easements to these conditions. The bill provides that insofar as the provisions of the Fort Monroe Authority Act are inconsistent with the provisions of any other law, general, special or local, or parts thereof, the provisions of the Act shall be controlling. The bill provides that properties in the Wherry Quarter and Inner Fort areas identified in the Fort Monroe Reuse Plan may only be sold with the consent of both the Governor and the General Assembly, except that any transfer to the National Park Service shall require only the approval of the Governor. The bill adds a definition of the term "Fort Monroe Master Plan." The bill also provides that the Authority is solely responsible for regulating the operation of golf carts and utility vehicles within the Area of Operation by Authority staff and contractors engaged by the Authority, while such staff and contractors are conducting the official business of the Authority. By its terms, the bill will not become effective until the completion of the Fort Monroe Master Plan. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102338D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/22/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB473)
02/07/2012Reported from Local Government with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Committee substitute printed 12105265D-S1
02/07/2012Rereferred to Finance
02/08/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB473S1)
02/09/2012Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Read second time
02/14/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105265D-S1
02/14/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB473S1
02/14/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2012Placed on Calendar
02/16/2012Read first time
02/16/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/21/2012Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Read second time
02/23/2012Read third time
02/23/2012Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/23/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB473ER)
02/28/2012Signed by Speaker
02/29/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB473ER)
02/29/2012Signed by President
03/30/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 482 (effective - see bill)
03/30/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0482)


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 45 seconds.