VA HB842 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 7 2020 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-02-11 - Left in Privileges and Elections
Pending: House Privileges and Elections Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Removal of public officers; petition requirements; signature requirements. Clarifies that the requirement that a petition for the removal of a public officer be signed under penalty of perjury applies only to the person or persons filing such petition with the circuit court. Registered voters signing the petition for purposes of reaching the required number of signatures shall not be required to sign under penalty of perjury. The bill also increases the required number of signatures to a number of registered voters in the locality equal to 25 percent, up from 10 percent, of the total number of votes cast at the last election for the office, and requires the signatures to be collected within a 60-day period.

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Removal of public officers; petition requirements, signature requirements.


Roll Calls

2020-01-23 - House - House: Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 3-N) (Y: 2 N: 3 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [FAIL]


2020-02-11HouseLeft in Privileges and Elections
2020-01-23HouseSubcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 3-N)
2020-01-13HouseAssigned P & E sub: Campaign Finance
2020-01-07HouseReferred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
2020-01-07HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100729D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
242233(n/a)See Bill Text
242235(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments