Bill Text: VA SJR2 | 2018 | Regular Session | Prefiled

Bill Title: Constitutional amendment; qualifications of Governor and Lieutenant Governor.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-01-16 - Continued to 2019 in Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N) [SJR2 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2018-SJR2-Prefiled.html
Offered January 10, 2018
Prefiled November 20, 2017
Proposing an amendment to Section 3 of Article V of the Constitution of Virginia, relating to qualifications of Governor and Lieutenant Governor; residency requirement.
Patron-- Chase
Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, a majority of the members elected to each house agreeing, That the following amendment to the Constitution of Virginia be, and the same hereby is, proposed and referred to the General Assembly at its first regular session held after the next general election of members of the House of Delegates for its concurrence in conformity with the provisions of Section 1 of Article XII of the Constitution of Virginia, namely:

Amend Section 3 of Article V of the Constitution of Virginia as follows:


Section 3. Qualifications of Governor.

No person except a citizen of the United States shall be eligible to the office of Governor; nor shall any person be eligible to that office unless he shall have attained the age of thirty years and have been a resident of the Commonwealth and a registered voter in the Commonwealth for five eight years next preceding his election.