A. The Authority is empowered to adopt and enforce reasonable rules and regulations governing access to, conduct in or on, and use of its property and facilities and surrounding streets, sidewalks and other public areas, and governing other matters affecting the safety and security of Authority property and of those using or occupying Authority property. Such rules and regulations shall have the force and effect of law (i) after publication one time in full in a newspaper of general circulation in the city or county where the affected property is located and (ii) when posted where the public using such property may conveniently see them.
B. The campus police department of Virginia Commonwealth University, established in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 17 (§ 23-232 et seq.) of this title, may enforce on Authority property the laws of the Commonwealth and rules and regulations adopted pursuant to subsection A of this section. To the extent that such police services are not provided by the University, the Authority is authorized to establish a police department in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 17 of this title, except that the employment of such personnel by the Authority shall not be subject to the Virginia Personnel Act (§ 2.2-2900 et seq.).
1996, cc. 905, 1046.