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File #: 19-346    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Presentation Status: Work Session
File created: 6/4/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/19/2019 Final action:
Title: Proposed 2020 Legislative Priorities
Attachments: 1. Att.A - 2020 Legislative Priorities, 2. Att.B - VACo Firefighters Survey Summary
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AGENDA DATE: 6/19/2019

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Proposed 2020 Legislative Priorities
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SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Consider the Proposed 2020 Legislative Priorities

ITEM TYPE: Regular Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Kamptner

PRESENTER (S): Greg Kamptner

LEGAL REVIEW: Yes

REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: Each year the Board considers and approves its legislative priorities. The Board then meets with the County's local delegation from the General Assembly to discuss these priorities and submits them to the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC), the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo), and the Virginia Municipal League (VML). Other initiatives are sometimes added prior to the General Assembly session. This is the third of at least three anticipated Board discussions to develop its priorities for the 2020 General Assembly session.

At the second Board discussion on May 15, staff reviewed the 12 legislative initiatives under consideration by the Board. Following are the outcomes on several of those initiatives:

Impact fees: Pursue legislation in conjunction with other localities.

Equal taxing authority for counties: Pursue legislation in conjunction with other localities in the High Growth Coalition, with the legislation limited to enabling authority for a city-level transient occupancy tax with new revenue applied to a specific purpose, such as to support a conference center.

Local control over monuments and memorials for war veterans: Legislation will be pursued, subject to changes in relevant General Assembly committees that might be favorably receptive to the legislation.

Prohibition on carrying specified loaded weapons in public places: Legislation will be pursued, subject to changes in relevant General Assembly committees that might be favorably receptive to the legislation.

In-kind services to volunteer firefighting and emergency service providers: Legislation will be pursued, with further refinement o...

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