Courthouses; relocation or expansion of courthouse to another location within city. (HB2192)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Relocation of courthouse. Provides that in the case of a county courthouse located in a city, the relocation or expansion of the courthouse to any other location within such city is not such a removal as to require authorization by the electorate. Amends § 15.2-1646, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

  • 01/11/2017 Committee
  • 01/11/2017 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102708D
  • 01/11/2017 Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
  • 01/19/2017 Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
  • 01/25/2017 Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
  • 01/27/2017 Stricken from docket by Counties, Cities and Towns

Comments

Matthew Wade writes:

This bill would overrule the democratic process that defeated the ballot initiative last November by a margin of 67% to 33%. This bill is sour grapes that the County BoS lost their pet project.

11,784 voted Yes - 32.96%
23,969 voted No - 67.04%

http://www.whsv.com/content/news/Are-Augusta-County-officials-misleading-voters-on-courthouse-vote-400323551.html

Deny Clark writes:

This bill should be withdrawn. That such an end run around an overwhelming majority of the people's will is shameful. I hope Del Landes will apologize to his constitutents & amend his disregard for our votes by withdrawing this bill.