Norfolk, City of; amending charter, general updates. (SB1128)

Introduced By

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter; City of Norfolk; general updates. Changes from a judge or justice of the peace to the city clerk the person to whom newly elected or appointed officials, other than members of the city council, take their oaths of office. The bill also repeals a section related to the establishment of a home guard militia in times of war or insurrection, and it removes references to payment of poll taxes in relation to whether a signature is valid on a petition for the nomination of councilmen or in connection with an initiative, referendum, or recall. Read the Bill »


01/15/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Local Government Committee


12/30/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100796D
12/30/2020Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/15/2021Assigned Local Gov sub: Charters

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Local Government’s Charters subcommittee on 01/18/2021. It meets on Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., 3rd Floor East.

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