Local Gov’t

Home/Local Gov't

HB 1708 Municipal taxation of electronic gaming machines.

Introduced by: Roslyn C. Tyler | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Municipal taxation of electronic gaming machines. Authorizes any city or town that has general taxing authority under the Uniform Charter Powers Act to impose a tax at a rate not to exceed 10 percent of the amount paid to play an electronic gaming machine, as defined in the bill.

By |2020-01-17T18:28:01-05:00January 17th, 2020|Local Gov't, New Taxes/Fees, Uncategorized|Comments Off on HB 1708 Municipal taxation of electronic gaming machines.

HB 1691 Local electoral boards; certain persons prohibited from serving.

Introduced by: Charles D. Poindexter | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Local electoral boards; certain persons prohibited from serving. Provides that the spouse, grandparent, parent, sibling, child, or grandchild, or the spouse of a grandparent, parent, sibling, child, or grandchild, of any sitting member of the General Assembly is prohibited from being a member of a local electoral board.

By |2020-01-17T18:11:20-05:00January 17th, 2020|Elections, Local Gov't|Comments Off on HB 1691 Local electoral boards; certain persons prohibited from serving.

HB 1685 Short-term rentals.

Introduced by: Barry D. Knight | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Short-term rentals. Provides that no locality shall require a person to register a short-term rental pursuant to the locality's land use and zoning authority if the person meets certain criteria set out in the bill. FULL TEXT

By |2020-01-19T10:57:38-05:00January 17th, 2020|Local Gov't|Comments Off on HB 1685 Short-term rentals.

HB 1675 Siting of solar energy facilities.

Introduced by: M. Keith Hodges | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Siting of solar energy facilities. Requires any applicant seeking to locate a commercial solar photovoltaic (electric energy) generation or storage facility, or any portion thereof, on any census tract meeting the eligibility requirements for an opportunity zone as designated by the federal Internal Revenue Service to execute a siting agreement with the host locality in which the census tract is located, prior to the issuance of a permit by rule or certificate of public need. The bill

By |2020-01-17T12:31:22-05:00January 17th, 2020|Energy (Cap and Trade), Local Gov't|Comments Off on HB 1675 Siting of solar energy facilities.

HB 1674 Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area; provisional surface water withdrawal permit.

Introduced by: M. Keith Hodges | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area; provisional surface water withdrawal permit. Authorizes the State Water Control Board to issue a provisional surface water withdrawal permit within the Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area to an applicant that has not identified an end user for the water. Such permit shall not allow the withdrawal of water until an end user has been identified and the permittee has provided a report containing information on the need for and proposed use of the surface water, a description of the raw water intake, and other information. The bill provides that once the Department of Environmental Quality approves the report, the permittee shall request a permit modification.

By |2020-01-17T12:29:44-05:00January 17th, 2020|Local Gov't|Comments Off on HB 1674 Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area; provisional surface water withdrawal permit.

HB 1655 Sale of certain property by locality to adjoining landowners.

Introduced by: Robert D. Orrock, Sr. | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Sale of certain property by locality to adjoining landowners. Provides that, in any instance in which a parcel of real estate is (i) located within an undeveloped common area in a subdivision, (ii) located in a subdivision with a homeowners' association that has been previously dissolved, and (iii) tax delinquent, a locality may choose to offer for sale such tax

By |2020-01-17T12:16:12-05:00January 17th, 2020|Local Gov't|Comments Off on HB 1655 Sale of certain property by locality to adjoining landowners.

SB 1009 Firearm-free zones designated by the Commonwealth or a locality; regulation of weapons.

Introduced by: Amanda F. Chase | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Firearm-free zones designated by the Commonwealth or a locality; regulation of weapons; waiver of sovereign immunity. Provides that (i) if the Commonwealth designates any property owned by it as a firearm-free zone or (ii) if any locality designates such locality or any part of such locality as a firearm-free zone, the Commonwealth or such locality waives its sovereign immunity as it relates to any injuries sustained by persons lawfully present in such firearm-free zone. The bill further provides that, if the Commonwealth or a locality adopts any ordinance, rule, policy, or regulation regulating weapons, the Commonwealth or locality assumes an affirmative duty to protect invitees lawfully on the premises of the Commonwealth or locality and establishes a waiver of sovereign immunity for any governmental entity or official responsible for such regulation.

By |2020-01-19T13:05:00-05:00January 17th, 2020|2nd Amendment, Local Gov't, Tier #1 SUPPORT|Comments Off on SB 1009 Firearm-free zones designated by the Commonwealth or a locality; regulation of weapons.

SB 1008 Emergency and disaster law; political subdivisions.

Introduced by: Mark J. Peake | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Emergency and disaster law; political subdivisions. Provides that no locality shall prohibit another locality from providing emergency services across local boundaries solely on the basis of financial reasons.

By |2020-01-17T12:02:38-05:00January 17th, 2020|Local Gov't|Comments Off on SB 1008 Emergency and disaster law; political subdivisions.

HB 1639 Department of Environmental Quality; work group to research rural fill disposal.

Introduced by: Elizabeth R. Guzman | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Department of Environmental Quality; work group to research rural fill disposal. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to convene a work group to research the practice of rural landowners allowing, or allowing for compensation, the use of their lands as disposal sites for construction fill and debris from road construction and development projects. The work group shall consider recommending regulations for possible adoption by DEQ, including a regulation containing a model ordinance relating to the practice for adoption by localities, and statutory changes, including changes

By |2020-01-17T11:16:04-05:00January 17th, 2020|Local Gov't|Comments Off on HB 1639 Department of Environmental Quality; work group to research rural fill disposal.

HB 1636 Mountain ridges; prohibition on construction; local ordinance.

Introduced by: Ronnie R. Campbell | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Mountain ridges; prohibition on construction; local ordinance. Prohibits the construction of any building more than 50 feet tall at any elevation within 100 feet of the crest of a vulnerable mountain ridge, as defined in the bill. The bill provides an exception for construction that complies with a county or city ordinance adopted to mitigate the effect of such structures on views of the ridge. The bill also authorizes any city or county to opt out of the prohibition on construction by referendum if the petition for such referendum is made prior to January 1, 2022. The bill directs the Department of Conservation and Recreation to produce maps showing vulnerable mountain ridges in Virginia and authorizes the Department to develop a model ridge conservation ordinance.

By |2020-01-19T10:59:18-05:00January 17th, 2020|Local Gov't, new|Comments Off on HB 1636 Mountain ridges; prohibition on construction; local ordinance.