Fort Monroe Authority Act; declaration of policy, Governor to approve Fort Monroe Master Plan. (HB580)

Introduced By

Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Fort Monroe Authority Act; declaration of policy.  Removes the requirement for the consent of both the Governor and the General Assembly in cases where real property interests in the Area of Operation at Fort Monroe are sold. The bill retains, however, the requirement that such sale may only be accomplished under covenants, historic conservation easements, or other appropriate legal restrictions approved as to form by the Attorney General that protect these historic and natural resources, and adds historic preservation easements to these conditions. The bill provides that insofar as the provisions of the Fort Monroe Authority Act are inconsistent with the provisions of any other law, general, special or local, or parts thereof, the provisions of the Act shall be controlling. The bill provides that properties in the Wherry Quarter and Inner Fort areas identified in the Fort Monroe Reuse Plan may only be sold with the consent of both the Governor and the General Assembly, except that any transfer to the National Park Service shall require only the approval of the Governor. The bill adds a definition of the term "Fort Monroe Master Plan." The bill also provides that the Authority is solely responsible for regulating the operation of golf carts and utility vehicles within the Area of Operation. Authority regulation shall provide that the operation of golf carts and utility vehicles is limited to Authority staff and contractors engaged by the Authority while such staff and contractors are conducting the official business of the Authority. By its terms, the certain parts of the bill will not become effective until the completion of the Fort Monroe Master Plan. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103552D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/13/2012Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
01/17/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB580)
01/24/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/26/2012Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2012Committee substitute printed 12104705D-H1
01/30/2012Read first time
01/30/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB580H1)
01/31/2012Read second time
01/31/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104705D-H1
01/31/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB580H1
02/01/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2012Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/21/2012Reported from Local Government with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012Read third time
02/24/2012Reading of amendment waived
02/24/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/24/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/24/2012Passed Senate with amendment (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012Passed Senate with amendment (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Placed on Calendar
02/28/2012Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/28/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB580ER)
03/05/2012Signed by Speaker
03/06/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB580ER)
03/07/2012Signed by President
03/30/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 436 (effective - see bill)
03/30/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0436)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.