Charter; City of Falls Church. (SB87)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter; City of Falls Church.  Shifts elections for city council from May to November. Council members shall have their four-year terms shortened by six months during the transition. The bill also provides that candidates shall be nominated only by petition in the manner prescribed by law for nonparty candidates and not by caucus, primary, convention, or other party-affiliated proceeding. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101197D
01/09/2012Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/17/2012Assigned Local Gov sub: Charter
01/17/2012Reported from Local Government (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2012Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2012Read 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
02/17/2012Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Committee substitute printed 12105487D-H1
02/20/2012Read second time
02/21/2012Read third time
02/21/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105487D-H1
02/21/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB87H1
02/21/2012Passed House with substitute (99-Y 1-N)
02/21/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Title replaced 12105487D-S1
02/28/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB87ER)
02/28/2012Signed by Speaker
02/29/2012Signed by President
03/13/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 255 (effective 7/1/12)
03/13/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0255)


This bill mentions Falls Church.


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 40 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB978.