Richmond, City of; amending charter, creates office of the inspector general. (SB356)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter; City of Richmond; office of the inspector general; city auditor. Creates an office of the inspector general for the City of Richmond. The inspector general shall be appointed by the council, and the duties of the inspector general shall be to conduct such investigations as are authorized by the Code of Virginia for a local government auditor. The bill authorizes the inspector general, in the conduct of such investigation, to order the attendance of any person as a witness and the production by any person of all relevant books and papers. The bill also authorizes the city auditor to appoint such accountants and other assistants for the performance of the duties of the city auditor's office as the council may provide for and sets out the duty of the city auditor to examine and audit all accounts, books, records, and financial transactions of the city, and of any department, board, commission, office, or agency thereof, including all trust funds, special funds, and other funds. This bill is identical to HB 283. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101203D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/06/2018Reported from Local Government (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/12/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Placed on Calendar
02/15/2018Read first time
02/15/2018Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/21/2018Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
02/21/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/23/2018Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Read second time
02/28/2018Read third time
02/28/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB356ER)
03/05/2018Signed by Speaker
03/08/2018Signed by President
03/14/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 14, 2018
03/14/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 650 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0650)