Bristol, City of; amending charter, city powers, council meetings, etc. (HB2497)

Introduced By

Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol) with support from co-patrons Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion), and Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter; City of Bristol. Amends the charter for the City of Bristol. Changes to the charter (i) update provisions related to special meeting notices and notices related to removal by city council of certain appointees, (ii) clarify the description of the city manager and state that employees of the police department and fire department are among those employees that may be removed by the city manager, (iii) update the responsibilities of the city manager and chief of police regarding certain police department complaints, (iv) set forth financial policies to be adopted by the finance department, (v) specify certain personnel department oversight duties, (vi) rename the planning department as the community development department, (vii) create the position of environs control official, (viii) set out the duties of the transportation planner, (ix) alter the terms of the city planning commission, and (x) reference the existing BVU Authority Board. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104003D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Rules
01/31/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2019Reported from Rules with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Committee substitute printed 19105337D-H1
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105337D-H1
02/04/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2497H1
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred 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 (HB2497ER)
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
03/19/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 633 (effective 7/1/19)
03/19/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0633)