VA HB235 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on December 29 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-28 - Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 2-N)
Hearing: Jan 28 in House Room 1
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]

Summary

Voter registration; automatic voter registration. Voter registration; automatic voter registration. Provides for the automatic electronic transmission by the Department of Motor Vehicles to the Department of Elections of certain information for any person coming into an office of the Department of Motor Vehicles or accessing its website in order to (i) apply for, replace, or renew a driver's license; (ii) apply for, replace, or renew a special identification card; or (iii) change an address on an existing driver's license or special identification card if the person indicates that he is a United States citizen and is 17 years of age or older and, at the time of the transaction, does not decline to have his information transmitted to the Department of Elections for voter registration purposes. The option to decline to have his information so transmitted shall be presented at the time of one of the specified transactions with the Department of Motor Vehicles and shall be accompanied by a warning that intentionally making a materially false statement during the transaction is punishable under Virginia law as a felony. Upon receipt of the information collected to ensure that the person meets all voter registration eligibility requirements, the Department of Elections is required to determine whether the person is already registered to vote. If the person is not already registered to vote, the Department of Elections is required to transmit the information to the appropriate general registrar. The bill repeals the requirement that the Department of Motor Vehicles offer, accept, receive, and send voter

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Title

Voter registration; automatic voter registration.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2020-01-28 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 2-N) (Y: 4 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-01-28HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 2-N)
2020-01-14HouseAssigned P & E sub: Elections
2019-12-29HouseReferred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
2019-12-29HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103205D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
242410.1(n/a)See Bill Text
242411.1(n/a)See Bill Text
242411.3(n/a)See Bill Text
242412(n/a)See Bill Text
242413(n/a)See Bill Text
242415.1(n/a)See Bill Text
242418(n/a)See Bill Text
242653(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

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