Town charters, menhaden and oysters among topics of local interest before state legislature

RICHMOND—The Virginia General Assembly convened Wednesday, January 11, in Richmond.

The session is scheduled to adjourn on February 25 and reconvene on April 12 to consider governor vetoes and proposed amendments, according to Virginia’s Legislative Information System (

Among legislation of local interest, Del. Margaret Ransone of Kinsale pre-filed House Bill 1678 to update the White Stone town charter to reflect the shift from May to November municipal elections. The bill is now before a subcommittee of the House Committee on Counties Cities and Towns.

Del. Ransone also pre-filed House Bill 1679 to update the Kilmarnock town charter to reflect the change in municipal elections.

This bill also would remove reference to the mayor for purposes of calculating a quorum. The bill also would provide that….

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