Charter; Town of West Point. (SB602)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter; Town of West Point.  Shifts town elections from May to November and provides that vacancies on the town council shall be filled in accordance with state law. The bill also grants the mayor veto power over any action of the council; the current law gives the mayor veto power over ordinances and resolutions. The bill also removes the requirements that the council meet once a month and keep a journal of its official proceedings. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2012Presented and ordered printed 12103254D
01/19/2012Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/31/2012Reported from Local Government with amendment (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Read second time
02/03/2012Reading of amendment waived
02/03/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/03/2012Emergency clause added
02/03/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended SB602E
02/03/2012Printed as engrossed 12103254D-E
02/06/2012Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/20/2012Assigned CC & T sub: #1
02/22/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-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)
03/02/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB602ER)
03/02/2012Signed by Speaker
03/05/2012Signed by President
03/30/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 487 (effective 3/30/12)
03/30/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0487)


This bill mentions West Point, King William.


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 55 seconds.