Local government; standardization of public notice requirements for certain meetings, hearings, etc. (HB1488)

Introduced By

Del. Rozia Henson (D-Woodbridge)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Local government; standardization of public notice requirements for certain meetings, hearings, or intended actions. Standardizes the frequency with which and length of time in which notices of certain meetings, hearings, and other intended actions of localities must be published. The notice provisions included in the bill are organized into three groups: (i) publication required at least seven days before the meeting, hearing, or intended action; (ii) publication required twice, with the first notice appearing no more than 28 days before and the second notice appearing no less than seven days before the meeting, hearing, or intended action; and (iii) publication required three times, with the first notice appearing no more than 35 days before and the third notice appearing no less than seven days before the meeting, hearing, or intended action. The bill also standardizes descriptive information in such notices related to (a) proposing, amending, or repealing ordinances; (b) local budget adoption; and (c) zoning ordinances and planning-related actions. This bill is identical to SB 413. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/19/2024Committee
01/19/2024Presented and ordered printed 24105792D
01/19/2024Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/23/2024Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
01/26/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/26/2024Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2024Read first time
01/31/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2024Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/19/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/19/2024Reported from Local Government with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Committee substitute printed 24107775D-S1
02/20/2024Read third time
02/20/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Read third time
02/21/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/21/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107775D-S1
02/21/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1488S1
02/21/2024Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Senate substitute agreed to by House 24107775D-S1 (96-Y 0-N)
02/23/2024VOTE: Adoption (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Enrolled
02/29/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1488ER)
02/29/2024Signed by Speaker
03/03/2024Signed by President
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
03/28/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 225 (effective 7/1/24)
03/28/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0225)

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