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Code of Virginia
Title 51.1. Pensions, Benefits, and Retirement
Chapter 8. Local Retirement Systems
4/23/2021

§ 51.1-819. Adoption of article optional by counties, cities, and towns; appeal.

Any county, city, or town in this Commonwealth having a police department may adopt the provisions of this article and establish a police officers' pension and retirement board if the governing body of the county, city, or town adopts a resolution approved by a majority of all the members thereof, by a recorded yea and nay vote.

Upon adoption of a resolution and establishment of the police officers' pension and retirement board, the board shall be vested with all the powers, authority, and duties established under this article.

A member shall be entitled to an appeal of right to the circuit court of the county or city which has jurisdiction of the board from any action on any matter in which the board has discretionary power.

1940, pp. 739, 740; Michie Code 1942, § 3035o; Code 1950, §§ 51-126, 51-126.1; 1990, c. 832.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.