Annual local audit; notice of delay. (HB1866)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville) with support from co-patron Sen. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local audit. Requires that localities submit their annual local audit to the Auditor of Public Accounts. If the audit is not completed as required, the locality shall promptly post a statement on its website, if such website exists, declaring that the required audit is pending, the reasons for the delay, and the estimated date of completion. Such statement shall also be posted and made available to the public at the next scheduled meeting of the local governing body and also be sent to the Auditor of Public Accounts. The statement shall continue to be posted and updated until the audit is complete. Any town with a population of less than 3,500 that voluntarily has an audit prepared shall also submit the results of such audit to the Auditor of Public Accounts. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102750D
01/03/2019Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/04/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1866)
01/14/2019Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
01/23/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
01/24/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2019Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Committee substitute printed 19105621D-H1
01/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1866H1)
01/29/2019Read first time
01/30/2019Read second time
01/30/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105621D-H1
01/30/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1866H1
01/31/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2019Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/12/2019Reported from Local Government (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Read third time
02/15/2019Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1866ER)
02/20/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1866ER)
02/20/2019Signed by Speaker
02/20/2019Signed by President
02/27/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 27, 2019
02/27/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/08/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 322 (effective 7/1/19)
03/08/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0322)