SB 635 Charter; City of Richmond.
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City of Richmond; election of mayor. Provides for the at-large, direct election of the mayor, beginning in May, 1998. The mayor shall be elected for a two-year term to coincide with other council members. The mayor shall be the tenth member of council, shall perform traditional mayoral duties and have the same right as other council members to speak, introduce legislation and serve on committees; however, the mayor shall have no right to vote except in the case of a tie. Also, the bill provides that council shall choose a vice-mayor to perform the mayor's duties during his temporary absence or disability; in such case, the vice-mayor shall retain full voting privileges.

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02/16/96  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 961410613  pdf
02/27/96  Senate: Committee substitute printed 961419613-S1  pdf

02/16/96  Senate: Introduced at the request of Governor
02/16/96  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 961410613
02/16/96  Senate: Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/20/96  Senate: Reported from Local Government w/amds. (9-Y 6-N)
02/21/96  Senate: Read first time
02/21/96  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/21/96  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (38-Y 0-N)
02/21/96  Senate: Motion for recommittal to committee agreed to
02/21/96  Senate: Recommitted to Local Government
02/27/96  Senate: Reported from Local Government w/sub. (9-Y 6-N)
02/27/96  Senate: Committee substitute printed 961419613-S1
02/28/96  Senate: Read second time
02/28/96  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/28/96  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 961419613-S1
02/28/96  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - comm. sub. 961419613-S1
02/29/96  Senate: Read third time
02/29/96  Senate: Passed by for the day
03/01/96  Senate: Read third time
03/01/96  Senate: Motion for previous question ordered
03/01/96  Senate: Previous question ordered (26-Y 14-N)
03/01/96  Senate: VOTE: PREVIOUS QUESTION (26-Y 14-N)
03/01/96  Senate: Defeated by Senate (20-Y 20-N)
03/01/96  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (20-Y 20-N)
03/01/96  Senate: Tie vote, chair votes nay
03/01/96  Senate: Rec. of defeat. action agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N)
03/01/96  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER (39-Y 1-N)
03/01/96  Senate: Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N)
03/01/96  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (21-Y 19-N)
03/01/96  Senate: Communicated to House
03/04/96  House: Placed on Calendar
03/05/96  House: Read first time
03/05/96  House: Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
03/06/96  House: No action taken by Counties, Cities and Towns by voice vote