Localities; personnel policies related to use of public property. (HB494)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Localities; personnel policies related to the use of public property. Requires all localities to establish personnel policies covering the use of public property by officers and employees of the locality. Among other things, the personnel policies shall prohibit the use of telephones, personal computers, and related devices and peripheral equipment that are the property of the locality for (i) personal use, to the extent that such use interferes with the employees' productivity or work performance, or (ii) political activities. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100273D
01/06/2014Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/09/2014Assigned CC & T sub: #2
01/16/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 2-N)
01/17/2014Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendments (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2014Read first time
01/21/2014Read second time
01/21/2014Committee amendments agreed to
01/21/2014Engrossed by House as amended HB494E
01/21/2014Printed as engrossed 14100273D-E
01/22/2014Read third time and passed House (84-Y 12-N)
01/22/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (84-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2014Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/25/2014Reported from Local Government (11-Y 3-N)
02/27/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/28/2014Read third time
02/28/2014Passed Senate (25-Y 14-N)
03/05/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB494ER)
03/05/2014Signed by Speaker
03/08/2014Signed by President
03/31/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 405 (effective 7/1/14)
03/31/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0405)


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 3 minutes.