Towns; allowed to acquire land, not by condemnation, within their boundaries or 3 miles outside. (SB594)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Acquisition of land by localities.  Allows counties and cities to acquire land within their boundaries for development of business or industry by voluntary sale, but not by condemnation; current law allows such land acquisition only by towns. The bill removes a provision that currently states that towns may acquire property within three miles outside their boundaries for such purposes. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/19/2012Presented and ordered printed 12104098D
01/19/2012Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/07/2012Reported from Local Government with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Committee substitute printed 12105266D-S1
02/09/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Read second time
02/10/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105266D-S1
02/10/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB594S1
02/13/2012Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Placed on Calendar
02/17/2012Read first time
02/17/2012Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/20/2012Assigned CC & T sub: #2
02/23/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
02/24/2012Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Read second time
02/28/2012Read third time
02/28/2012Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/28/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Enrolled
03/02/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB594ER)
03/02/2012Signed by Speaker
03/05/2012Signed by President
03/23/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 389 (effective 7/1/12)
03/23/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0389)

Video

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.