Bluefield, Town of; amending charter, relating to town council, mayor, and town powers. (SB244)

Introduced By

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter; Town of Bluefield. Amends the town's charter by (i) increasing the number of council members from five to six, (ii) allowing the mayor to vote only to break ties rather than on all matters, (iii) clarifying that the council may act by motion in addition to ordinance and resolution, and (iv) making technical amendments. Read the Bill »


02/20/2020: Subcommittee Recommends Passing the Bill


01/02/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103892D
01/02/2020Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/12/2020Impact statement from DHCD (SB244)
01/18/2020Impact statement from DHCD (SB244)
01/22/2020Assigned Local Gov sub: Charters
01/27/2020Reported from Local Government (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2020Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Placed on Calendar
02/03/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2020Referred from Courts of Justice
02/14/2020Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/17/2020Assigned CC & T sub: Charters
02/20/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)

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