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Legislative Program 2011
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Legislative Program 2011

Overview 

The 2011 Legislative Program was approved by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors November 17, 2010.

2011 Legislative Initiatives 

Guiding Principles 

Maintain AAA rating, financial independence and fiscal integrity of Chesterfield County.

Maintain local authority over land use decisions

Legislative Requests 

  • Request JLARC to study the costs and benefits to the Commonwealth of Virginia of providing financial and other incentives to localities that collaborate on capital facility construction projects and other operating services..   HJ 570 
  • Create an exemption for criminal search warrant affidavits received by the Clerk of Circuit Court until the search warrant is served. HB 1479 
  • Amend the Code of Virginia to allow retiring firefighters to purchase their boots or helmets at a nominal cost. HB 1580
     

Legislative Positions  

  • Support Richmond Regional PDC and Crater PDC with their regional legislative agendas.
  • Support for resolution commending the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Citie of Henricus.
  • Support for a commending resolution for Judge Thomas Murphey on his retirement.
  • Support elimination of budget language mandating appropriation of local communications sales and use tax revenues as state general fund dollars.
  • Oppose legislation reducing or eliminating the local Machinery and Tools Tax or the Business Professional, Occupational License Tax.
  • Oppose additional cost shifting from the state to local governments.
  • Oppose any limitations/caps on existing cash proffer, land use, and zoning authorities.
  • Oppose additional state and federal unfunded mandates.

Issues of Concern 

  • Maintaining local authority over local revenues.
  • Additional state budget reductions.
  • State funding for education.
  • Transportation funding and economic development.
  • Local economy and job creation.
  • State and local tax structure.
  • New Stormwater and Chesapeake Bay requirements.

Any questions about this program should be referred to Mary Ann Curtin
Director, Intergovernmental Relations
at 804-748-1486