HB1749: Nassawadox, Town of; amending charter, updates to reflect town's shift of municipal elections.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1749

Offered January 13, 2021
Prefiled December 8, 2020
A BILL to amend and reenact § 3.1 of Chapters 398 and 520 of the Acts of Assembly of 2009, which provided a charter for the Town of Nassawadox, relating to town elections.
Patron-- Bloxom

Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 3.1 of Chapters 398 and 520 of the Acts of Assembly of 2009 is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 3.1. Election, qualification, and term of office of councilmen council members and mayor.

(a) The town of Nassawadox shall be governed by a town council composed of six councilmen council members and a mayor, all of whom shall be qualified voters of the town to be elected from the town at large.

(b) The mayor and councilmen council members in office at the time of the passage of this act a scheduled election shall continue in office until their successors are elected and qualified. An election for mayor and councilmen shall be held on the first Tuesday in May, in 2010, and on the first Tuesday in May of every even-numbered year thereafter. The council members and mayor so elected shall take office on the first day of the following July, and shall each serve until their successors are elected and have qualified The election for mayor and council members shall take place on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November every even-numbered year. The mayor and council members shall serve two-year terms. The terms of office for those so elected shall commence on January 1 immediately following said election.

(c) No mayor or council member of council shall be an employee of the town, and upon the qualification of any such person for such position, his employment with the town shall cease.