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Regulations for Public Use of the Robert E. Lee Monument in Richmond, VA [1 VAC 30 ‑ 150]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This Regulation implements Executive Order 67 (McAuliffe 2017), which directs the Department of General Services (DGS) to promulgate emergency regulations to govern any public use of the Lee Monument. This Regulation comes at the recommendation of the Governor’s Task Force on Public Safety Preparedness and Response to Civil Unrest, as directed in Executive Order 67.
State Authority Va. Code § 2.2-4011 (A) allows emergency regulations where the necessity for the action has been approved by the Governor. Here the Governor has directed the action through his Executive Order 67.
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation The regulation provides a framework for the use of the Robert E. Lee Monument in a way that serves to protect public safety while also protecting constitutional rights. The Monument is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. It is located in a traffic rotary with no crosswalk for entry, on a major thoroughfare and residential area in downtown Richmond. While not a traditional public forum, the Department of General Services has allowed and permitted events at the Monument in the past and will continue to do so under this regulation.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Rhonda Bishton  / Director's Executive Administrative Assistant
Address: 1100 Bank Street
Suite 420
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-3311    FAX: (804)371-8305    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
CH 0150 Promulgation of regulations for public use of the Robert E. Lee Monument, Richmond, VA Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/16/2019.