Dumfries, Town of; amending charter, council-manager government, etc. (SB1691)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter; Town of Dumfries. Amends the town charter by (i) declaring that the town's form of government shall be known as the council-manager government, (ii) stating that members of town council shall be at least 18 years of age and be residents of the town, (iii) clarifying the manner by which a council member can run for mayor, (iv) providing that town council elections shall be held in November rather than May, (v) specifying certain powers of council and mayor related to appointments and official documents, (vi) allowing council by resolution to declare a council seat vacant under certain circumstances, (vii) setting out and clarifying the duties of various town officials, (viii) altering the date of budget submittal and providing for a midyear budget review, and (ix) making technical changes, including a clarification in the boundary description. Read the Bill »


02/15/2019: passed committee


01/14/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104484D
01/14/2019Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/22/2019Reported from Local Government (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2019Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Placed on Calendar
01/30/2019Read first time
01/30/2019Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/06/2019Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
02/13/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/15/2019Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Committee substitute printed 19106972D-H1
02/18/2019Read second time

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