VA HB19 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)
Status: Passed on April 10 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-04-10 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1064)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]

Summary

Voter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements; additional forms of identification accepted; signed statement in lieu of required form of identification; penalty. Removes the requirement that voters show a form of identification containing a photograph in order to be allowed to vote. The bill requires a voter to show either his voter registration confirmation documents; his valid Virginia driver's license, his valid United States passport, or any other identification issued by the Commonwealth, one of its political subdivisions, or the United States; any valid student identification card issued by any institution of higher education located in the Commonwealth or any private school located in the Commonwealth; any valid student identification card issued by any institution of higher education located in any other state or territory of the United States; any valid employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer's business; or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter. The bill also provides that the expiration date on a Virginia driver's license is not considered when determining the validity of a driver's license offered for voter identification purposes. A voter who does not show one of the required forms of identification when offering to vote is required to sign a statement that he is the named registered voter he claims to be in order to be permitted to cast a ballot. Such statement is signed subject to felony penalties for making false statements, punishable as a Class 5 felony. A voter who does not show one of the required forms of identification and does not complete or sign the statement shall be offered a provisional ballot according to the provisions of current law. The bill adds language regarding identification requirements for certain voters pursuant to the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002.

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Title

Voter identification; signed statement in lieu of required form of identification, penalty.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2020-03-07 - Senate - Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (20-Y 19-N) (Y: 19 N: 19 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2020-03-05 - House - House: VOTE: Adoption (54-Y 45-N) (Y: 54 N: 44 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-28 - Senate - Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 0-N) (Y: 37 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-26 - House - House: VOTE: Adoption (1-Y 94-N) (Y: 1 N: 93 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2020-02-24 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (21-Y 19-N) (Y: 20 N: 19 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-20 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-18 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (10-Y 3-N 1-A) (Y: 9 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2020-02-11 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (57-Y 43-N) (Y: 57 N: 42 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-07 - House - House: Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (14-Y 8-N) (Y: 14 N: 8 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-04 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 1-N) (Y: 5 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-04-10 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1064)
2020-04-10 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 1064 (effective 7/1/20)
2020-03-20 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
2020-03-20HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
2020-03-19HouseSigned by Speaker
2020-03-18SenateSigned by President
2020-03-18HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB19ER)
2020-03-18HouseEnrolled
2020-03-07SenateConference report agreed to by Senate (20-Y 19-N)
2020-03-05HouseVOTE: Adoption (54-Y 45-N)
2020-03-05HouseConference report agreed to by House (54-Y 45-N)
2020-03-05 Conference: Amended by conference committee
2020-03-03SenateSenators: Locke, Ebbin, Peake
2020-03-03SenateConferees appointed by Senate
2020-03-02HouseDelegates: Lindsey, Simon, Robinson
2020-03-02HouseConferees appointed by House
2020-03-02HouseHouse acceded to request
2020-02-28SenateSenate requested conference committee
2020-02-28SenateSenate insisted on substitute (38-Y 0-N)
2020-02-26HouseVOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 94-N)
2020-02-26HouseSenate substitute rejected by House 20108329D-S1 (1-Y 94-N)
2020-02-26HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-02-24SenatePassed Senate with substitute (21-Y 19-N)
2020-02-24SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB19S1
2020-02-24SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 20108329D-S1
2020-02-24SenateReading of substitute waived
2020-02-24SenateRead third time
2020-02-21SenatePassed by for the day
2020-02-20SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2020-02-18SenateCommittee substitute printed 20108329D-S1
2020-02-18SenateReported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (10-Y 3-N 1-A)
2020-02-12SenateReferred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
2020-02-12SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-02-11HouseVOTE: Passage (57-Y 43-N)
2020-02-11HouseRead third time and passed House (57-Y 43-N)
2020-02-10HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute HB19H1
2020-02-10HousePending question ordered
2020-02-10HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 20107618D-H1
2020-02-10HouseRead second time
2020-02-09HouseRead first time
2020-02-07HouseIncorporates HB878 (Sickles)
2020-02-07HouseIncorporates HB190 (Levine)
2020-02-07HouseCommittee substitute printed 20107618D-H1
2020-02-07HouseReported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (14-Y 8-N)
2020-02-04HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 1-N)
2020-01-13HouseAssigned P & E sub: Elections
2019-11-19HouseReferred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
2019-11-19HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100460D

Same As/Similar To

HB190 (Similar To) 2020-02-07 - Incorporated by Privileges and Elections
HB878 (Similar To) 2020-02-07 - Incorporated by Privileges and Elections

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
242404(n/a)See Bill Text
242411.1(n/a)See Bill Text
242643(n/a)See Bill Text
242701(n/a)See Bill Text
242701.1(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

TypeSource
Summaryhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+sum+HB19&201+sum+HB19
Texthttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+HB19+hil
Texthttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+HB19H1+hil
Texthttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+HB19S1+hil
Texthttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+HB19ER+hil
Texthttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+CHAP1064+hil
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+H1801V0026+HB0019
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+H18V0082+HB0019
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+HV0884+HB0019
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+S08V0118+HB0019
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+SV0771HB0019+HB0019
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+SV0883HB0019+HB0019
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+HV1463+HB0019
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+SV1208HB0019+HB0019
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+HV1986+HB0019
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+SV1810HB0019+HB0019

Bill Comments

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