Bristol, City of; amending charter, clarifies the city's authority regarding illegal gambling. (HB2497)

Introduced By

Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)


Passed Committee
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Became Law


Charter; City of Bristol. Amends the charter for the City of Bristol by clarifying the city's authority regarding illegal gambling. Other changes (i) grant the city council authority to place a referendum question on the ballot under certain circumstances, (ii) update provisions related to special meeting notices and notices related to removal by city council of certain appointees, (iii) clarify the description of the city manager and state that employees of the police department and fire department are among those employees that may be removed by the city manager, (iv) update the responsibilities of the city manager and chief of police regarding certain police department complaints, (v) set forth financial policies to be adopted by the finance department, (vi) specify certain personnel department oversight duties, (vii) rename the planning department as the community development department, (viii) create the position of environs control official, (ix) set out the duties of the transportation planner, (x) alter the terms of the city planning commission, and (xi) reference the existing BVU Authority Board. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


01/09/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Rules Committee


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104003D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Rules

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