Local governing body meetings; public comment, during a regular meeting at least quarterly. (SB977)

Introduced By

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem) with support from co-patron Del. Joe McNamara (R-Roanoke)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Local governing body meetings; public comment. Requires a governing body to provide members of the general public with the opportunity for public comment during a regular meeting at least quarterly. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/15/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105104D
01/15/2020Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/20/2020Reported from Local Government (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2020Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB977)
01/23/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/13/2020Assigned CC & T sub: Land Use
02/20/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
02/21/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/21/2020Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Read second time
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/26/2020Engrossed by House as amended
02/26/2020Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020House amendments agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Enrolled
03/05/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB977ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/07/2020Signed by President
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
04/11/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1144 (effective 7/1/20)
04/11/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1144)

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