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File #: 19-266    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Presentation Status: Presentations
File created: 4/8/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/17/2019 Final action:
Title: 2019 Legislative Update
Attachments: 1. Att.A 2019 General Assembly Session Update
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AGENDA DATE: 4/17/2019

2019 Legislative Update

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Review of the 2019 General Assembly session

ITEM TYPE: Regular Information Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Kamptner

PRESENTER (S): Greg Kamptner


REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: Each year the Board of Supervisors considers and adopts its legislative priorities. The Board adopted four legislative priorities for the 2019 General Assembly session pertaining to courts, notices of zoning violations, carrying certain firearms in public places, and monuments and memorials.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Quality Government Operations: Ensure County government's capacity to provide high quality service that achieves community priorities.

DISCUSSION: Two of the Board's four legislative priorities will become law on July 1, 2019. The bills addressing the Board's four priorities are summarized below. Attachment A provides a summary of all of the new legislation that may have the greatest interest to the Board and to the County.

HB 2239 Court buildings; ownership, location and jurisdiction. Amends ?? 15.2-1638, 16.1-69.35, 16.1-77, and 16.1-123.1 of the Code of Virginia and adds ? 16.1-69.35:01 to allow courthouses to be located on property owned jointly by a county and city. Other changes allow Albemarle County to locate its general district courts immediately across the street from the county courthouse and clarifies certain jurisdictional issues in cases where a county general district court is established in a city. (Patron: Bell, Robert B.)

HB 1698 Zoning Appeals, Board of; written order, certified mail. Amends ? 15.2-2311 of the Code of Virginia to authorize a locality to send a zoning administrator's written order using certified mail. Current law allows an order to be sent only by registered mail. (Patron: Fariss)

HB 2377 War veterans; removal or upkeep of monument or memorial. This bill would have amended

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