Bills Pending Virginia Senate Privileges and Elections Committee

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VASJR8IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications of voters and the right to vote. Establishes that the only qualifications to vote in the Commonwealth are United States citizenship, being at least 18 years of age, residency in the Commonwe...
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2019-12-03
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB92IntroVoter registration; preregistration for persons age 16 or older. Permits a person who is otherwise qualified to register to vote and is 16 years of age or older, but who will not be 18 years of age on or before the day of the next general election, t...
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2019-12-01
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB74IntroElection day voter registration; pilot program. Requires the State Board of Elections to develop a pilot program for election day voter registration, by which a person who (i) offers to vote on election day but is not a registered voter, (ii) provide...
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2019-11-25
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB65IntroVoter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements. Removes the requirement that voters show a form of identification containing a photograph in order to be allowed to vote. The bill requires a voter to show either his voter registrati...
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2019-11-21
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB56IntroStandards and criteria for congressional and state legislative districts. Provides criteria by which congressional and state legislative districts are to be drawn, including equal population, racial and ethnic fairness, respect for existing political...
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2019-11-19
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB57IntroCampaign finance reports; electronic filing requirement; local and constitutional offices. Requires candidates for local and constitutional offices to file campaign finance reports by computer or electronic means. Under current law, only candidates f...
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2019-11-19
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASJR5IntroConstitution of the United States; Equal Rights Amendment. Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States that was proposed by Congress in 1972. The joint resolution advocates the position that the 1972 Equal Rights Amen...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASJR7IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); marriage. Proposes the repeal of the constitutional amendment dealing with marriage that was approved by referendum at the November 2006 election. That amendment to the Bill of Rights (i) defines marriage ...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASJR3IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); marriage. Proposes the repeal of the constitutional amendment dealing with marriage that was approved by referendum at the November 2006 election. That amendment to the Bill of Rights (i) defines marriage ...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB46IntroAbsentee voting; application form contents. Removes the requirement that a person applying for an absentee ballot provide supporting information regarding the reason he is eligible for an absentee ballot. The applicant will still be required to provi...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB45IntroAbsentee voting; no excuse required. Permits any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he is qualified to vote. The bill removes the current list of statutory reasons under which a person may be entitled to vote by abse...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB6IntroVoter referendum; issuance of state general obligation bonds for school facility modernization. Provides for a statewide referendum on the question of whether the General Assembly shall issue state general obligation bonds in the amount of $3 billion...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASJR2IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); personal reproductive liberty. Amends the Constitution of Virginia by adding a section establishing the individual right to personal reproductive autonomy. The amendment prohibits the denial or infringemen...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASJR6IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); Governor's term of office. Permits a Governor elected in 2025 and thereafter to succeed himself in office. The amendment allows two four-year terms (either in succession or not in succession) but prohibits...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB43IntroAbsentee voting; prohibiting release of absentee voter applicant list. Prohibits the release of the list of persons applying for an absentee ballot. Currently, the absentee voter applicant list is available to registered voters for inspection and cop...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASJR1IntroConstitution of the United States; Equal Rights Amendment. Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States that was proposed by Congress in 1972.
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2019-11-18
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB25IntroCampaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates. Prohibits any candidate from soliciting or accepting a contribution from any public service corporation, as defined in §56-1, or any political action committee established and administere...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB2204EngrossPolling place procedures; full residence address of voter not announced. Removes the requirement that the officer of election audibly repeat the address of a voter offering to vote. The bill does not change the requirement for the officer of election...
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2019-02-19
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASR82IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications of Governor and Lieutenant Governor; residency requirement. Increases from five to eight the number of years a person must have been a resident of and registered voter in the Commonwealth in...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASR83IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); General Assembly; term limits. Limits members of the Senate to three full terms (12 years) and members of the House of Delegates to six full terms (12 years). The limitations apply to service for both cons...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB602IntroAbsentee voting; no-excuse in-person available 21 days prior to election. Allows any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in person beginning on the twenty-first day prior to any election in which he is qualified to vote without providing a re...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1424EngrossRecounts; number permitted; tie votes. Provides that if, after a recount of an election, the recount court finds that each party to the recount has received an equal number of votes, it shall direct a determination by lot, but that no right to a reco...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1210EngrossPost-election audits. Defines "post-election audit" to mean a process conducted after an election to confirm the accurate reporting of the results of the election and directs the State Board of Elections to establish a work group tasked with developi...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASJR8IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); Governor's term of office. Permits a Governor elected in 2021 and thereafter to succeed himself in office. The amendment allows two four-year terms (either in succession or not in succession) but prohibits...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASJR27IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualification of voters; restoration of civil rights. Authorizes the General Assembly to provide by general law for the restoration of civil rights for any person who has been convicted of a felony not des...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB254IntroAbsentee voting; no excuse required when voting in person. Provides that any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot in person in any election in which he is qualified to vote without providing a reason for being unable to vote in person on elec...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASJR1IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); marriage. Proposes the repeal of the constitutional amendment dealing with marriage that was approved by referendum at the November 2006 election. That amendment to the Bill of Rights (i) defines marriage ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB592IntroCampaign finance; prohibited personal use; penalty. Prohibits the conversion of any contributed moneys, securities, or like intangible personal property by any person to the personal use of a candidate or member of the candidate's immediate family or...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1325EngrossProvisional voting; persons voting in split precincts. Provides that any voter who is assigned to a precinct that is split between two or more election districts and who believes he was given a ballot for the district of which he is not a qualified v...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB913IntroReview of voter assignments in districts throughout the Commonwealth. Directs each county, city, and town to review the assignment of voters within its jurisdiction to ensure that voters are assigned to the correct districts. The electoral board and ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASJR9IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications of voters and the right to vote. Establishes that the sole qualifications to vote in the Commonwealth are United States citizenship, being at least 18 years of age, residency in the Commonwe...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB8IntroAbsentee voting; prescribed oath for absentee voters. Removes the requirement that an absentee voter completing the Statement of Voter include the address of his legal residence in Virginia. The bill requires instead that the voter affirm that he is ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB164IntroAbsentee voting; persons age 65 or older. Entitles a person who will be age 65 or older on the day of an election to vote by absentee ballot in that election.
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB323IntroVirginia Independent Redistricting Review Commission; split precincts. Establishes the seven-member Virginia Independent Redistricting Review Commission for the purpose of reviewing redistricting plans adopted by the General Assembly to ensure that p...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB114IntroAbsentee voting; no excuse. Allows any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he is qualified to vote. The bill removes the current list of statutory reasons for which a person may be entitled to vote by absentee ballot ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASJR51IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); Virginia Redistricting Commission. Establishes the Virginia Redistricting Commission to redraw congressional and General Assembly district boundaries after each decennial census. Appointments to the 13-mem...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASJR2IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications of Governor and Lieutenant Governor; residency requirement. Increases from five to eight the number of years a person must have been a resident of and registered voter in the Commonwealth in...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASJR39IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); Literary Fund; proceeds from forfeited property for drug offenses distributed for the purpose of promoting law enforcement. Specifies that, regarding the current provision that proceeds from the sale of fo...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASJR5IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications to vote; restoration of civil rights. Authorizes the General Assembly to provide by law for the restoration of civil rights for persons convicted of nonviolent felonies who have completed se...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB689IntroAbsentee voting; eligibility of persons whose polling place prohibits firearms. Entitles any person who may otherwise lawfully carry a firearm to vote absentee if his polling place is located in a building or on property where such possession is proh...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB674IntroElection day voter registration; pilot program. Requires the State Board of Elections to develop a pilot program for election day voter registration, by which a person who (i) offers to vote on election day but is not a registered voter, (ii) provide...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASJR68IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; criteria for electoral districts. Provides the criteria for electoral districts drawn by the General Assembly. The amendment directs that electoral districts are (i) to be composed of contig...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB771IntroAbsentee voting; counting military and overseas absentee ballots received after close of polls on election day. Provides that absentee ballots cast by military and overseas absentee voters that are (i) received after the close of the polls on any ele...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB604IntroAbsentee voting; certain absentee voters permitted to vote after close of absentee voting location. Provides that an applicant who is in line to cast his ballot when the office of the general registrar or location being used for in-person absentee vo...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASJR34IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); Virginia Redistricting Commission; partisan balance of districts. Establishes the Virginia Redistricting Commission, an eight-member commission tasked with establishing the districts for the United States ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB770IntroAbsentee voting; alternative locations for in-person absentee voting. Provides that the alternative locations approved by the electoral boards for absentee voting in person prior to election day shall be in a public facility owned or leased by the ci...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASJR3IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); General Assembly; term limits. Limits members of the Senate to three full terms (12 years) and members of the House of Delegates to six full terms (12 years). The limitations apply to service for both cons...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASJR25IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); Virginia Redistricting Commission; criteria for legislative and congressional districts. Establishes the seven-member Virginia Redistricting Commission (the Commission) to redraw congressional and General ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB4IntroAbsentee voting; persons age 65 or older. Entitles a person who will be age 65 or older on the day of an election to vote by absentee ballot in that election.
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB136IntroAbsentee voting; no-excuse in-person available 21 days prior to election. Allows any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in person beginning on the twenty-first day prior to any election in which he is qualified to vote without providing a re...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
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