Portsmouth, City of; amending charter, aligning dates for nomination of candidates. (HB1208)

Introduced By

Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter; City of Portsmouth; emergency. Amends the charter for the City of Portsmouth by aligning dates for nomination of candidates and the filling of city council vacancies with state law. The bill also updates a Code of Virginia reference and contains an emergency clause. This bill is identical to SB 106. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2024Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/10/24 24102155D
01/10/2024Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/23/2024Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
01/26/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/26/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/26/2024Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendment(s) (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2024Read first time
01/31/2024Passed by for the day
02/01/2024Passed by for the day
02/02/2024Passed by for the day
02/05/2024Passed by for the day
02/06/2024Read second time
02/06/2024Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB1208E
02/06/2024Printed as engrossed 24102155D-E
02/07/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/07/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2024Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/26/2024Reported from Local Government (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Read third time
02/28/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1208ER)
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/02/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 323 (effective 4/2/24)
04/02/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0323)


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