Virginia, USA, local Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Optional plans for government; organization of government

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Virginia, USA
Political level
local
Local Name:
Optional plans for government; organization of government
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Article VII
Section 2. Organization and government.
The General Assembly shall provide by general law for the organization, government, powers, change of boundaries, consolidation, and dissolution of counties, cities, towns, and regional governments. The General
Assembly may also provide by general law optional plans of government for counties, cities, or towns to be effective if approved by a majority vote of the qualified voters voting on any such plan in any such county, city, or town.
The General Assembly may also provide by special act for the organization, government, and powers of any county, city, town, or regional government, including such powers of legislation, taxation, and assessment as the General Assembly may determine, but no such special act shall be adopted which provides for the extension or contraction of boundaries of any county, city, or town.
Every law providing for the organization of a regional government shall, in addition to any other requirements imposed by the General Assembly, require the approval of the organization of the regional government by a majority vote of the qualified voters voting thereon in each county and city which is to participate in the regional government and of the voters voting thereon in a part of a county or city where only the part is to participate.

References: Constitution of Virginia, 1971 (accessed Oct, 18, 2021)

Subject Matter:

Organzation of government and powers for counties, cities and other local government

Actors

Author:
Legislature
Initiator:
Law
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
No turnout quorum found in legal source
Approval Quorum:
Majority vote of the qualified voters
Geographical Quorum:
No special geographical quorum found in legal source
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

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Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

Practice

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