Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
1/22/2022

Part I. Commission on Local Government

1VAC50-20-1. Applicability.

The Commission on Local Government's regulations are promulgated pursuant to the authority of § 15.2-2903 of the Code of Virginia and are applicable to the proceedings of the Commission on Local Government. When necessary to fulfill its statutory responsibilities, the commission may grant, upon its own initiative, a waiver or modification of any of the provisions of these regulations, except those required by law, under terms and conditions and to the extent it deems appropriate.

Statutory Authority

§ 15.2-2903 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 26, eff. October 4, 2006.

1VAC50-20-5. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Chair" means the Chair of the Commission on Local Government.

"Commission" means the Commission on Local Government.

"County" means a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

"Local government" means a county, city, or town in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

"Locality" means a county, city, or town in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

"Municipality" means a city or town in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

"Party" means local governments, voters, or property owners initiating a proposed annexation, voters of any community requesting that their community be incorporated as a town, voters petitioning for the transition of a city to town status, or a committee appointed by the circuit court to act for and in lieu of a local government to perfect a consolidation agreement.

Statutory Authority

§ 15.2-2903 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 26, eff. October 4, 2006; amended, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 1, eff. October 18, 2018.

1VAC50-20-10. Principal duties.

The commission is charged with reviewing proposed annexations, other local boundary change issues, petitions for partial immunity, local government transitions, and interlocal agreements and with assisting other interlocal concerns for the purpose of maintaining the Commonwealth's local governments as viable communities in which their citizens can live.

Statutory Authority

§ 15.2-2903 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR445-01-02 § 1.1, eff. November 1, 1984; amended, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 26, eff. October 4, 2006.

1VAC50-20-20. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR445-01-02 §§ 1.2, 1.3, eff. November 1, 1984; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 26, October 4, 2006.

1VAC50-20-40. Officers.

The commission shall elect from its membership at its regular January meeting, or as soon thereafter as possible, a chair and a vice chair, who shall serve terms of one year, or until their successors are elected. In the event of a vacancy occurring in the office of chair or vice chair, for any cause, the commission shall fill the same by election for the unexpired term. The chair shall preside at all meetings, presentations, and public hearings held by the commission unless absent. In the absence of the chair, the vice chair shall preside at any meeting or other assembly of the commission and shall exercise all powers and duties of the chair. In the event that the chair and vice chair are absent for a meeting or other assembly of the commission, the remaining members of the commission shall elect a temporary chair who shall exercise all powers and duties of the chair for the duration of the meeting or assembly.

Statutory Authority

§ 15.2-2903 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR445-01-02 § 1.4, eff. November 1, 1984; amended, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 26, eff. October 4, 2006; Volume 35, Issue 1, eff. October 18, 2018.

1VAC50-20-50. Powers and duties of chair.

In addition to any other powers or duties placed upon the chair by law, this chapter, or other action of the commission, the chair shall be authorized to:

1. Request one or more members of the commission or its staff to represent the commission before local governing bodies, before state agencies and legislative committees, or before any other entity where the representation of the commission is requested or where the chair deems appropriate;

2. Select or change sites for oral presentations and public hearings;

3. Defer and reschedule issues the chair deems appropriate upon consultation with the commission;

4. Act on behalf of the commission in efforts to resolve disputes between the parties to an issue relative to the production and sharing of data, or with respect to related concerns bearing on the commission's review of an issue; and

5. Establish upon consultation with the parties an equitable distribution of time for public presentations and to make other arrangements the chair deems appropriate and consistent with the requirements of law and this chapter for the conduct of the commission's oral presentations and public hearings.

Statutory Authority

§ 15.2-2903 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR445-01-02 § 1.5, eff. November 1, 1984; amended, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 26, eff. October 4, 2006; Volume 35, Issue 1, eff. October 18, 2018.

1VAC50-20-60. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR445-01-02 §§ 1.6 to 1.9, eff. November 1, 1984; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 26, eff. October 4, 2006.

1VAC50-20-100. Canons of conduct.

The commission shall adopt, and may from time to time amend, Canons of Conduct regarding members' conduct and their relations with parties and their agents. Officials and agents of parties with issues before the commission shall be expected to obtain and review a copy of the Canons of Conduct.

Statutory Authority

§ 15.2-2903 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR445-01-02 § 1.10, eff. November 1, 1984; amended, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 26, eff. October 4, 2006.

1VAC50-20-110. Staff.

The commission shall have a staff consisting of an executive director, who shall be appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the General Assembly, and other employees as are needed and authorized by law.

Statutory Authority

§ 15.2-2903 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR445-01-02 § 1.11, eff. November 1, 1984; amended, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 26, eff. October 4, 2006.

1VAC50-20-120. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR445-01-02 §§ 2.1, 2.2, eff. November 1, 1984; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 26, eff. October 4, 2006.

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