VA HB199 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-0)
Status: Introduced on December 27 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-31 - Incorporated by Privileges and Elections
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Presidential electors; National Popular Vote Compact. Enters Virginia into an interstate compact known as the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote. Article II of the Constitution of the United States gives the states exclusive and plenary authority to decide the manner of awarding their electoral votes. Under the compact, Virginia agrees to award its electoral votes to the presidential ticket that receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The compact goes into effect when states cumulatively possessing a majority of the electoral votes have joined the compact. A state may withdraw from the compact; however, a withdrawal occurring within six months of the end of a President's term shall not become effective until a President or Vice President has qualified to serve the next term.

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Presidential electors; National Popular Vote Compact.



2020-01-31HouseIncorporated by Privileges and Elections
2020-01-27HouseSubcommittee recommends incorporating (HB177-Levine) by voice vote
2020-01-13HouseAssigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments
2019-12-27HouseReferred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
2019-12-27HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102584D

Same As/Similar To

HB177 (Similar To) 2020-02-25 - Continued to 2021 in Privileges and Elections (14-Y 1-N)

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
242209.1(n/a)See Bill Text
242209.2(n/a)See Bill Text

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