VA HB1210 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 12 2018 - 50% progression
Action: 2018-11-30 - Left in Privileges and Elections
Pending: Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]


Post-election audits. Defines "post-election audit" to mean a process conducted after an election to confirm the accurate reporting of the results of the election and directs the State Board of Elections to establish a work group tasked with developing standards and procedures for conducting post-election audits in the Commonwealth. The work group is required, at a minimum, to (i) consider the types of post-election audits available and being implemented in other states, (ii) recommend the type of post-election audit to be used in the Commonwealth, (iii) establish the process and procedures for conducting the recommended post-election audit, including the timeline, (iv) recommend actions to be taken if the post-election audit results indicate that the voting systems did not accurately count the ballots cast in the election, and (v) propose legislation for implementing the work group's recommendations. The work group is directed to submit an interim progress report by January 7, 2019, and a final report by December 1, 2019, to the Governor and the General Assembly. The bill repeals the current law regarding post-election risk-limiting audits.

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Post-election audits; definition.


Roll Calls

2018-02-27 - Senate - Senate: Continued to 2019 in Privileges and Elections (10-Y 0-N) (Y: 10 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-13 - House - House: VOTE: PASSAGE (73-Y 25-N) (Y: 73 N: 25 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-09 - House - House: Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (Y: 22 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-07 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N) (Y: 7 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-11-30SenateLeft in Privileges and Elections
2018-02-27SenateContinued to 2019 in Privileges and Elections (10-Y 0-N)
2018-02-14SenateReferred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
2018-02-14SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2018-02-13HouseVOTE: PASSAGE (73-Y 25-N)
2018-02-13HouseRead third time and passed House (73-Y 25-N)
2018-02-12HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute HB1210H1
2018-02-12HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 18106841D-H1
2018-02-12HouseRead second time
2018-02-10HouseRead first time
2018-02-09HouseCommittee substitute printed 18106841D-H1
2018-02-09HouseReported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
2018-02-07HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
2018-01-22HouseAssigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #3
2018-01-10HouseReferred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
2018-01-10HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102957D

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