2024 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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Ensure Local Maintenance of Public Streets (language only)

Item 442 #1h

Item 442 #1h

Department of Transportation


Page 490, after line 4, insert:

"G. Notwithstanding § 33.2-319 of the Code, any municipality that annexed or incorporated land from an adjacent county pursuant to an annexation order that became effective in 1941 which land included a residential subdivision with streets that had been maintained by the county and that are open to and used by the public, shall accept such streets into such municipality's public street system, shall maintain such streets in the same manner as it maintains public streets in other residential subdivisions and shall qualify for payments under § 33.2-319 with respect to such streets, even though such streets may not meet current or previous design standards for streets in such municipality.”


(This amendment clarifies that cities which acquired land previously part of a neighboring county shall be responsible for maintaining public roads even if they were once privately owned roads.)