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

SENATE BILL NO. 1208

Offered January 13, 2021
Prefiled January 11, 2021
A BILL to amend and reenact § 15.2-1413 of the Code of Virginia, relating to continuity of government.
Patron-- Barker

Referred to Committee on Local Government

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 15.2-1413 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 15.2-1413. Governing bodies of localities may provide for continuity of government in case of enemy attack, etc.

Notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, general or special, any locality may, by ordinance, provide a method to assure continuity in its government, in the event of an enemy attack or other disaster. Such ordinance shall be limited in its effect to a period not exceeding six 12 months after any such attack or disaster and shall provide for a method for the resumption of normal governmental authority by the end of the six-month 12-month period.