Local government; powers, conveyance of real property, public hearing requirement. (HB725)

Introduced By

Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall) with support from co-patron Del. Ian Lovejoy (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Counties, cities and towns; powers of local government; conveyance of real property; public hearing requirement. Adds to the list of exemptions from the requirement imposed upon localities to hold a public hearing prior to the disposition of real property owned by such locality the conveyance of any utility easement necessary to provide utilities to residential properties adjacent to property owned by the locality. Current law only excludes from such public hearing requirement (i) the leasing of real property to another public body, political subdivision, or authority and (ii) the conveyance of site development or utility easements related to transportation projects across public property. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104944D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/16/2024Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/02/2024Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Read first time
02/07/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2024Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/26/2024Continued to 2025 in Local Government (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)

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