Annexation Moratorium Statute; continuation of moratorium on annexation by cities. (SB312)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester) with support from co-patron Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Annexation Moratorium Statute; continuation of the moratorium on annexation by cities. Extends the temporary restrictions on granting city charters, filing annexation notices, and instituting annexation proceedings and county immunity proceedings until July 1 following the 2014-2016 biennium. The bill also excepts towns with a population of 40,000 or more from the moratorium on the granting of city charters, and it permits a county that includes a town with a population of 40,000 or more to seek immunity from annexation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102809D
01/06/2014Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/14/2014Reported from Local Government with amendment (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/17/2014Read second time
01/17/2014Reading of amendment waived
01/17/2014Committee amendment agreed to
01/17/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended SB312E
01/17/2014Printed as engrossed 14102809D-E
01/20/2014Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014Placed on Calendar
01/23/2014Read first time
01/23/2014Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/11/2014Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
02/26/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/28/2014Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2014Read second time
03/04/2014Read third time
03/04/2014Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/04/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB312ER)
03/06/2014Signed by Speaker
03/09/2014Signed by President
04/06/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 697 (effective 7/1/14)
04/06/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0697)


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 35 seconds.