Charter; City of Portsmouth. (SB688)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter; City of Portsmouth. Changes the date for the closing of the polls in an election for the office of Mayor or City Council member from the first Tuesday in June to the second Tuesday of June of the year of election. The amendment also moves the deadline for appointing a campaign treasurer from the first to the second Tuesday of June and makes the technical change of allowing the circulation of petitions to begin on January 1, as permitted by the Code of Virginia, rather than on the first Tuesday in January. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


07/19/2012Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/11/12 13100128D
07/19/2012Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/09/13 13100128D
07/19/2012Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/14/2013Assigned Local Gov sub: Charter
01/22/2013Reported from Local Government with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Read second time
01/25/2013Reading of amendment waived
01/25/2013Committee amendment agreed to
01/25/2013Emergency clause deleted
01/25/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended SB688E
01/25/2013Printed as engrossed 13100128D-E
01/28/2013Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Placed on Calendar
02/02/2013Read first time
02/02/2013Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/08/2013Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Read second time
02/12/2013Read third time
02/12/2013Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/12/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB688ER)
02/15/2013Signed by Speaker
02/18/2013Signed by President
03/13/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 316 (effective 7/1/13)
03/13/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0316)


This bill mentions Portsmouth.


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 50 seconds.