VA HB5030 | 2020 | 1st Special Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-0)
Status: Engrossed on September 3 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-09-09 - Referred to Committee on Local Government
Pending: Senate Local Government Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


Monuments and memorials for war veterans; authority of localities. Changes the authority of a locality from the authority to "contextualize or cover" to the authority to "alter" a monument or memorial for war veterans located within the geographical limits of the locality, with the result that the locality has the authority to remove, relocate, or alter such monument or memorial. The bill removes the current requirement that the locality publish notice of its intent to remove, relocate, contextualize, or cover such monument or memorial in a newspaper having general circulation in the locality, allow a public hearing on the matter, and, if the governing body votes to remove the monument or memorial, offer, for a period of at least 30 days, the monument or memorial for relocation and placement to any museum, historical society, government, or military battlefield. In addition, an existing enactment clause that excludes "a monument or memorial located on the property of a public institution of higher education within the City of Lexington" from the application of this law is repealed.

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Monuments and memorials for war veterans; authority of localities.


Roll Calls

2020-09-08 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (54-Y 43-N) (Y: 54 N: 43 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-08-27 - House - House: Reported from Rules with amendments (13-Y 5-N) (Y: 13 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-09-09SenateReferred to Committee on Local Government
2020-09-09SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-09-08HouseVOTE: Passage (54-Y 43-N)
2020-09-08HouseRead third time and passed House (54-Y 43-N)
2020-09-04HousePrinted as reengrossed 20200627D-E2
2020-09-04HouseReengrossed by House as amended HB5030E2
2020-09-04HouseCommittee amendment #2 agreed to
2020-09-04HouseCommittee amendment #1 rejected
2020-09-04HouseCommittee amendments #1 and #2 reconsidered
2020-09-04HouseRead second time
2020-09-04HouseEngrossment reconsidered by House
2020-09-03HousePrinted as engrossed 20200627D-E
2020-09-03HouseEngrossed by House as amended HB5030E
2020-09-03HousePending question ordered
2020-09-03HouseCommittee amendment #3 rejected
2020-09-03HouseCommittee amendments #1 and #2 agreed to
2020-09-03HouseRead second time
2020-08-28HouseRead first time
2020-08-27HouseReported from Rules with amendments (13-Y 5-N)
2020-08-17HouseReferred to Committee on Rules
2020-08-17HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200627D

Code Citations

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1521812(n/a)See Bill Text

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