Continuity of government; extends period of time that locality may provide after disaster, etc. (SB1208)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Continuity of government. Extends from six to 12 months the period of time after an enemy attack or other disaster that a locality may, by ordinance, provide for a method to assure continuity in its government and requires the ordinance to provide a method for the locality to resume normal governmental authority by the end of that 12-month period. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102240D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/18/2021Reported from Local Government (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2021Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Counties, Cities and Towns
02/19/2021Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (19-Y 1-N)
02/23/2021Read second time
02/24/2021Read third time
02/24/2021Passed House (93-Y 6-N)
02/24/2021VOTE: Passage (93-Y 6-N)
02/26/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1208ER)
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
02/27/2021Signed by President
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 295 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0295)

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