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Comprehensive plan; adoption or disapproval by governing body.

Extends the time by which a governing body is required to approve or disapprove a locality-initiated comprehensive plan amendment from 90 to 180 days.

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01/22/2020 Senate: Printed as engrossed 20105016D-E Open
01/08/2020 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105016D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20105016D
    SENATE BILL NO. 746
    Senate Amendments in [ ] � January 22, 2020
    A BILL to amend and reenact �� 15.2-2226 and 15.2-2229 of the Code of Virginia, relating to comprehensive plan.
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    Patrons Prior to Engrossment--Senators Bell and Vogel; Delegates: Delaney and Gooditis
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    Referred to Committee on Local Government
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That �� 15.2-2226 and 15.2-2229 of the Code of Virginia are amended and reenacted as follows:

    15.2-2226. Adoption or disapproval of plan by governing body."

    After certification of the plan or part thereof, the governing body shall post the comprehensive plan or part thereof certified by the local planning commission on a website that is maintained by the governing body or on any other website on which the governing body generally posts information, and that is available to the public or that clearly describes how the public may access information regarding the plan or part thereof being considered for adoption. After a public hearing with notice as required by � 15.2-2204, the governing body shall proceed to a consideration of the plan or part thereof and shall approve and adopt, amend and adopt, or disapprove the plan. In acting on the plan or part thereof, or any amendments to the plan, the governing body shall act within ninety 90 days of the local planning commissions recommending resolution; however, if a comprehensive plan amendment is initiated by the locality [ for more than 25 parcels ] , the governing body shall act within [ 180 ] [ 150 ] days of the local planning commissions recommending resolution. Any comprehensive plan or part thereof adopted by the governing body pursuant to this section shall be posted on a website that is maintained by the local governing body or on any other website on which the governing body generally posts information, and that is available to the public or that clearly describes how the public may access information regarding the plan or part thereof adopted by the local governing body. Inadvertent failure to post information on a website in accordance with this section shall not invalidate action taken by the governing body following notice and public hearing as required herein.

    15.2-2229. Amendments.

    After the adoption of a comprehensive plan, all amendments to it shall be recommended, and approved and adopted, respectively, as required by � 15.2-2204. If the governing body desires an amendment, it may prepare such amendment and refer it to the local planning commission for public hearing or direct the local planning commission to prepare an amendment and submit it to public hearing within 60 days or such longer timeframe as may be specified after written request by the governing body. In acting on any amendments to the plan, the governing body shall act within 90 days of the local planning commissions recommending resolution; however, if a comprehensive plan amendment is initiated by the locality [ for more than 25 parcels ] , the governing body shall act within [ 180 ] [ 150 ] �days of the local planning commissions recommending resolution. If the local planning commission fails to make a recommendation on the amendment within the aforesaid timeframe, the governing body may conduct a public hearing, which shall be advertised as required by � 15.2-2204.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    John J. Bell D-Richmond Sponsor
    Jill Holtzman Vogel R-Richmond Cosponsor
    Jennifer B. Boysko D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/23/2020 Senate Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 5-N)
    01/22/2020 Senate Senate: Printed as engrossed 20105016D-E
    01/21/2020 Senate Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
    01/20/2020 Senate Senate: Reported from Local Government with amendments (12-Y 3-N)
    01/08/2020 Senate Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105016D
    01/08/2020 Senate Senate: Referred to Committee on Local Government
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