Constitutional officers; if proposed budget reduces funding of such officer, 14 day written notice. (HB1051)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Constitutional officers. Includes electronic or other systems among those items that a local governing body shall provide for the use of clerks of all courts of record as in the governing body's judgment may be reasonably necessary for the proper conduct of such offices. The bill also provides that a locality shall not reduce funding to a constitutional officer for personnel or other operational expenses except by separate ordinance after a public hearing. A local governing body shall not reduce funding to a constitutional officer for personnel or other operational expenses if such constitutional officer certifies that such reduction in funding would impair the ability of such constitutional officer to perform their statutory duties. Furthermore, the governing body or the chief administrative officer of a locality may not transfer locally funded personnel or electronic or other systems from a constitutional officer to a state agency without the written approval of such constitutional officer. The bill contains a technical amendment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Presented and ordered printed 14102402D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/15/2014Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1051)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1051)
02/05/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Committee substitute printed 14104822D-H1
02/08/2014Read first time
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104822D-H1
02/10/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1051H1
02/10/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1051H1)
02/11/2014Read third time and passed House (83-Y 15-N)
02/11/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (83-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/18/2014Reported from Local Government (11-Y 0-N)
02/20/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2014Read third time
02/21/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1051ER)
02/25/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1051ER)
02/25/2014Signed by Speaker
02/27/2014Signed by President
04/04/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 589 (effective 7/1/14)
04/04/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0589)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.