Scottsville, Town of; amending charter, staggered elections for town council and other officers. (SB281)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter; Town of Scottsville; town council and other town officers. Provides staggered elections for the town council and removes authority of the town council to appoint other police officers besides the town sergeant. The bill authorizes the town council to appoint a town administrator, and authorizes the town council to appoint one person to multiple offices. The bill changes the term "president of the council" to "vice-mayor" and includes female pronouns with all instances of male pronouns. The bill contains an emergency clause and is identical to HB 345. Read the Bill »


03/07/2020: Passed the General Assembly


01/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100709D
01/03/2020Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/12/2020Impact statement from DHCD (SB281)
01/18/2020Impact statement from DHCD (SB281)
01/22/2020Assigned Local Gov sub: Charters
01/27/2020Reported from Local Government with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Read second time
01/29/2020Reading of amendment waived
01/29/2020Committee amendment agreed to
01/29/2020Emergency clause added
01/29/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB281E
01/29/2020Printed as engrossed 20100709D-E
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 on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/13/2020Assigned CC & T sub: Charters
02/20/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/28/2020Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Read second time
03/04/2020Read third time
03/04/2020Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB281ER)
03/07/2020Signed by President
03/08/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB345.

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