Annexation; extends current moratorium on city annexations and county immunity actions. (HB945)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), and Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Annexation. Extends the current moratorium on city annexations and county immunity actions by 10 years to 2028. Provisions that would trigger the early expiration of the moratorium if the General Assembly fails to appropriate certain amounts for local law-enforcement expenditures are exempted through the 2026-2028 biennium. The Commission on Local Government is directed to evaluate the structure of cities and counties in the Commonwealth and the impact of annexation upon localities. In doing so, the Commission shall consider alternatives to the current moratorium on annexation by cities. The Commission shall issue its findings and recommended policy changes to the General Assembly no later than December 1, 2025. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103789D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/18/2016Impact statement from DHCD (HB945)
01/21/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2016Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
02/03/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
02/05/2016Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Committee substitute printed 16105251D-H1
02/08/2016Read first time
02/09/2016Read second time
02/09/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105251D-H1
02/09/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB945H1
02/10/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2016Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/23/2016Reported from Local Government (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2016Read third time
02/26/2016Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB945ER)
03/01/2016Signed by Speaker
03/04/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/07/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/7/2016
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/11/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 364 (effective 7/1/16)
03/11/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0364)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB309.