VA SB399 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 7 2020 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2020-01-28 - Stricken at request of Patron in Privileges and Elections (11-Y 0-N)
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.


Roll Calls

2020-01-28 - Senate - Senate: Stricken at request of Patron in Privileges and Elections (11-Y 0-N) (Y: 11 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-01-28SenateStricken at request of Patron in Privileges and Elections (11-Y 0-N)
2020-01-07SenateReferred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
2020-01-07SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100763D

Code Citations

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

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments