Fort Monroe Authority Act; declaration of policy. Removes the requirement for the consent of both the Governor and the General Assembly in cases where real property interests in the Area of Operation at Fort Monroe are sold. The bill retains, however, the requirement that such sale may only be accomplished under covenants, historic conservation easements, or other appropriate legal restrictions approved as to form by the Attorney General that protect these historic and natural resources, and adds historic preservation easements to these conditions. The bill provides that insofar as the provisions of the Fort Monroe Authority Act are inconsistent with the provisions of any other law, general, special or local, or parts thereof, the provisions of the Act shall be controlling. The bill provides that properties in the Wherry Quarter and Inner Fort areas identified in the Fort Monroe Reuse Plan may only be sold with the consent of both the Governor and the General Assembly, except that any transfer to the National Park Service shall require only the approval of the Governor. The bill adds a definition of the term "Fort Monroe Master Plan." The bill also provides that the Authority is solely responsible for regulating the operation of golf carts and utility vehicles within the Area of Operation by Authority staff and contractors engaged by the Authority, while such staff and contractors are conducting the official business of the Authority. By its terms, the bill will not become effective until the completion of the Fort Monroe Master Plan.
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State Senate - District 2 Mamie E. Locke
Mamie E. Locke is running for a seat on the 2nd District Virginia State Senate.