Martinsville, City of; approval of voters before city can revert to town status, sunset provision. (SB85)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


City of Martinsville; city reversion; sunset. Requires approval from the City of Martinsville voters before the city can revert to town status. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2026. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101334D
01/05/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/25/2022Rereferred from Privileges and Elections (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2022Rereferred to Local Government
02/07/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Reported from Local Government with amendment (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Read second time
02/09/2022Reading of amendment waived
02/09/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/09/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended SB85E
02/09/2022Printed as engrossed 22101334D-E
02/10/2022Read third time and passed Senate (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/22/2022Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
02/24/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 1-N)
02/25/2022Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendment(s) (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Read second time
03/02/2022Passed by for the day
03/03/2022Read third time
03/03/2022Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns amendment rejected
03/03/2022Passed House (88-Y 9-N)
03/03/2022VOTE: Passage (88-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB85ER)
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/08/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/08/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 219 (effective 7/1/22)
04/08/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0219)

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