VA SB521 | 2018 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Vetoed on April 9 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-04-18 - Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


Reports of registered voters and persons voting at elections. Requires local electoral boards to direct general registrars to investigate the list of registered voters whenever the number of registered voters in a county or city exceeds the population of persons age 18 or older, based on the most recent population estimate of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service of the University of Virginia. The bill also requires the local electoral boards to direct the general registrars to investigate the list of persons voting at an election whenever the number of persons voting at any election in a county or city exceeds the number of persons registered to vote in that county or city. The Department of Elections is required to provide certain data to any general registrar conducting such an investigation for the registrar's use during the investigation. The bill requires local electoral boards to make reports of the findings to the State Board of Elections and requires such reports to be made public.

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Registered voters and persons voting; reports of persons voting at elections.


Roll Calls

2018-04-18 - Senate - Senate: Senate sustained Governor's veto (20-Y 19-N) (Y: 20 N: 19 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2018-03-01 - House - House: VOTE: PASSAGE (51-Y 49-N) (Y: 51 N: 49 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-23 - House - House: Reported from Privileges and Elections (12-Y 9-N) (Y: 12 N: 9 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-20 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 2-N) (Y: 4 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-01-23 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 17-N) (Y: 22 N: 17 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-01-18 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-01-16 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 6-N) (Y: 8 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-04-18SenateRequires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
2018-04-18SenateSenate sustained Governor's veto (20-Y 19-N)
2018-04-09 Governor: Vetoed by Governor
2018-03-14 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
2018-03-14SenateEnrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 14, 2018
2018-03-08SenateSigned by President
2018-03-05HouseSigned by Speaker
2018-03-05SenateBill text as passed Senate and House (SB521ER)
2018-03-01HouseVOTE: PASSAGE (51-Y 49-N)
2018-03-01HousePassed House (51-Y 49-N)
2018-03-01HouseRead third time
2018-02-28HousePassed by for the day
2018-02-27HouseRead second time
2018-02-23HouseReported from Privileges and Elections (12-Y 9-N)
2018-02-20HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 2-N)
2018-02-08HouseAssigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #1
2018-01-29HouseReferred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
2018-01-29HouseRead first time
2018-01-29HousePlaced on Calendar
2018-01-23SenateRead third time and passed Senate (22-Y 17-N)
2018-01-22SenatePassed by for the day
2018-01-19SenateRead second time and engrossed
2018-01-18SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
2018-01-16SenateReported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 6-N)
2018-01-09SenateReferred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
2018-01-09SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103155D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
242404.4(n/a)See Bill Text
242405.1(n/a)See Bill Text
242406.1(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments