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VASB1042EngrossVoter registration; notification of denial. Requires the general registrars to notify a person whose registration has been denied within 14 days of the denial and provides that a person denied registration may appeal such denial by filing a petition ...
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2019-01-24
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1087EngrossElection districts; requirements for precincts; remedying Election districts; requirements for precincts; remedying split precincts. Requires counties, cities, and towns to adjust local election district lines to coincide with congressional or state ...
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2019-01-24
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1577EngrossElections; form of ballot; ballot order. Requires that on any ballot all offices to be elected shall appear before any questions presented to the voters.
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2019-01-24
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1016EngrossForm of ballot; optional party identification of certain candidates. Allows a candidate for a constitutional office who has been nominated by a political party or in a primary election to choose whether to be identified on the ballot by the name of h...
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2019-01-23
Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 18-N)
VASB1038IntroVoter registration; verification of social security numbers; provisional registration status. Requires Voter registration; verification of social security numbers; provisional registration status. Requires the general registrars to verify that the na...
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2019-01-23
Reported from Finance with amendment (11-Y 5-N)
VAHB2046IntroElections; form of ballot; ballot order. Requires that on any ballot all offices to be elected shall appear before any questions presented to the voters.
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2019-01-23
Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
VAHB2097IntroElections for certain offices; ranked choice voting; pilot program. Provides that elections for local and constitutional offices may be conducted by ranked choice voting, which the bill describes as the method of casting and tabulating votes in which...
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2019-01-23
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 0-N)
VAHB2588IntroElectronic return of voted military-overseas ballots; Electronic return of voted military-overseas ballots; blockchain; pilot program. Directs the Commissioner of Elections to establish and supervise a pilot program by which an active duty member of ...
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2019-01-23
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 0-N)
VASB1641IntroDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an applicant who (i) has reported income from Virginia sources on an individual tax return filed with the Commonwealth in th...
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2019-01-23
Incorporated by Transportation
VAHB2751IntroElections for members of a county board of supervisors or city council; ranked choice voting. Provides that elections of members of a county board of supervisors or a city council may be conducted by ranked choice voting, which the bill describes as ...
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2019-01-23
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 3-N)
VASB1740IntroDriver privilege cards; penalty. Driver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an applicant who (i) has reported income from Virginia sources on an individual tax return ...
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2019-01-23
Failed to report (defeated) in Transportation (6-Y 7-N)
VASB1003IntroCongressional and state legislative districts. Provides criteria for the General Assembly to observe in drawing districts, including respect for political boundaries, equal population, racial and ethnic fairness, contiguity, compactness, and communit...
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2019-01-22
Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (12-Y 2-N)
VASB1102IntroCongressional and legislative district boundaries; alignment with boundaries of counties and cities; review of a voter's registration. Provides that, for purposes of congressional, senate, and House of Delegates districts, if a boundary of such a dis...
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2019-01-22
Committee substitute printed 19105257D-S1
VAHB1794IntroElections; early voting. Allows any registered voter to vote early in any election in which he is qualified to vote without providing a reason or making prior application for an absentee ballot. The bill requires that early voting be available beginn...
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2019-01-22
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 0-N)
VASB1311IntroState Board of Elections; membership; Commissioner of Elections. Increases the membership of the State Board of Elections from three members to five members, with representation given to each of the political parties having the highest and next highe...
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2019-01-22
Incorporated by Privileges and Elections
VASB1327IntroStandards and criteria for congressional and state legislative districts. Provides criteria by which congressional and state legislative districts are to be drawn, including equal population, compactness and contiguity, racial and ethnic fairness, pr...
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2019-01-22
Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (7-Y 7-N)
VASB1579IntroStandards 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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2019-01-22
Reported from Privileges and Elections (9-Y 5-N)
VASB1455IntroDepartment of Elections and the State Board of Elections; reorganization as independent agency; membership of State Board of Elections; appointment of Commissioner of Elections. Continues and reestablishes the Department of Elections as an independen...
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2019-01-22
Committee substitute printed 19105523D-S1
VAHB2709IntroElections; early voting. Allows any registered voter to vote early in any election in which he is qualified to vote without providing a reason or making prior application for an absentee ballot. The bill requires that early voting be available beginn...
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2019-01-22
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 2-N)
VAHB2716IntroElections and voter registration; early voting; same day voter registration. Provides for early voting beginning the twenty-first day prior to any general election, the seventh day prior to any special election held on a date other than the date of a...
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2019-01-22
Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (6-Y 0-N)
VAHB1843IntroDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the Driver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an applicant who (i) has reported income from Virginia sources on an individ...
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Transportation: Subcommittee #4
VASB1243EngrossElections; date of June primary election. Changes the date of the primary election held in June from the second Tuesday in June to the third Tuesday in June. The bill also changes candidate filing deadlines to reflect the change of date.
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2019-01-21
Read third time and defeated by Senate (18-Y 22-N)
VAHB2025IntroDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the Driver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an applicant who (i) has reported income from Virginia sources on an individ...
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Transportation: Subcommittee #4
VAHB2178IntroVirginia voter registration system; security plans and procedures; remedying security risks. Directs the State Board of Elections to promulgate regulations and standards necessary to ensure the security and integrity of the Virginia voter registratio...
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2019-01-21
To House Privileges and Elections: Subcommittee #2
VAHB2682IntroAbsentee voting; deadline for returning absentee ballot. Provides that any absentee ballot that is returned to the general registrar after the closing of the polls on election day but before noon on the third day after the election and postmarked on ...
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2019-01-21
To House Privileges and Elections: Subcommittee #1
VAHB2683IntroPolling places; extending hours. Extends from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the time at which the polls close on election day. The bill aligns deadlines related to candidate filings and political party nominations with the closing of polls. The bill contain...
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 24]
To House Privileges and Elections: Subcommittee #2
VAHB2732IntroCampaign finance; campaign contribution limits; civil penalty.
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 24]
To House Privileges and Elections: Subcommittee #2
VAHB2757IntroRecounts; procedure for certain ballots. Requires recount officials to segregate all ballots for which there is a question regarding the ballot's validity prior to beginning the redetermination of the vote in another precinct. The bill provides that ...
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2019-01-21
To House Privileges and Elections: Subcommittee #2
VAHB2781IntroProcedures at polling place; announcing voter's address. 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 to audibly repe...
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2019-01-21
To House Privileges and Elections: Subcommittee #3
VAHB2787IntroVirginia voter registration system; security plans and procedures; remedying security risks.
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2019-01-21
To House Privileges and Elections: Subcommittee #2
VAHB2764IntroVoter registration; persons assisting with completion or collection of completed voter registration applications; certain identifying information required. Requires person who assists an applicant with the completion of a voter registration applicati...
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2019-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 24]
To House Privileges and Elections: Subcommittee #2
VAHB2760IntroRedistricting; Geographic Information System maps required; review by the Department of Elections. Requires the clerk of the county, city, or town to send a Geographic Information System (GIS) map, along with the ordinance containing a description of...
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2019-01-21
To House Privileges and Elections: Subcommittee #2
VAHB2774IntroMinority language accessibility; voting and election materials. Requires the State Board of Elections to prescribe, and a covered locality to provide, voting and election materials in languages other than English. A county, city, or town is designate...
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2019-01-21
To House Privileges and Elections: Subcommittee #2
VAHB2790IntroAbsentee voting; no-excuse in-person available beginning on second Saturday immediately preceding election. Allows for any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in person beginning on the second Saturday immediately preceding any election in wh...
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2019-01-21
To House Privileges and Elections: Subcommittee #1
VASB1781IntroContests of certain elections; location of proceeding to contest. Clarifies that a proceeding to contest (i) a primary election for the United States House of Representatives, the Virginia Senate, the House of Delegates, or any county, city, town, or...
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2019-01-18
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1929IntroCampaign finance; disclosure of all contributors. Requires all campaign finance reports to itemize each contributor and disclose certain information regardless of the amount of the contribution. Currently, such disclosure is required only for contrib...
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2019-01-17
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 2-N)
VAHB1993IntroRecounts; special election to be held in the case of a tie vote. 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, there shall be a special election to dete...
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2019-01-17
Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 4-N)
VAHB2034IntroGeneral registrars; petition for removal. Provides for the removal of a general registrar by the circuit court upon a petition signed by a majority of the members of the State Board of Elections or a majority of members of the local electoral board. ...
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2019-01-17
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 2-N)
VAHB2266IntroVoter registration; confirmation of citizenship; E-Verify program. Requires the Department of Elections to apply to participate in the E-Verify program operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Admin...
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2019-01-17
Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (6-Y 0-N)
VAHB2625IntroRecounts; rules of procedure; multiple simultaneous recounts. Requires a recount court to issue a written order setting out the rules of procedures fixed by it for the conduct of a recount prior to the commencement of such recount. The bill also dire...
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2019-01-17
Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
VAHB2371IntroMarijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; penalty. Eliminates criminal penalties for possession of marijuana for persons who are 21 years of age or older. The bill also decriminalizes marijuana possession for persons under 21 years of a...
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2019-01-16
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (6-Y 2-N)
VAHB2373IntroMarijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; Marijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; penalty. Eliminates criminal penalties for possession of marijuana for persons who are 21 years of age or older. The bill also decriminali...
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2019-01-16
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (6-Y 2-N)
VASB1731IntroElections for members of a county board of supervisors or city council; ranked choice voting. Provides that elections of members of a county board of supervisors or a city council may be conducted by ranked choice voting, which the bill describes as ...
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2019-01-16
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1002IntroElectors for President and Vice President; allocation of electoral votes by congressional district. Revises the process by which the Commonwealth's electoral votes are allocated among the slates of presidential electors. The bill provides that a vote...
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2019-01-15
Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (11-Y 3-N)
VASB1051IntroPrecincts; wholly contained within single election district. Requires each precinct to be wholly contained within a single congressional or state legislative district, except where splitting a precinct among two or more districts is necessary to ensu...
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2019-01-15
Incorporated by Privileges and Elections
VASB1063IntroVoter registration; automatic voter registration. Voter registration; automatic voter registration. Provides for the automatic electronic transmission by the Department of Motor Vehicles to the Department of Elections of certain information for any p...
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2019-01-15
Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (8-Y 6-N)
VAHB1726IntroDistribution of mail voter registration application forms; certain public and private institutions of higher education. Requires the Department of Elections to provide a reasonable number of mail voter registration application forms to public institu...
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2019-01-15
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 2-N)
VAHB1904IntroVoter registration; registration on election day; registration of provisional voters; close of registration records. Provides that persons who are otherwise qualified to register to vote are entitled to register to vote and cast a ballot in person in...
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2019-01-15
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 2-N)
VAHB2130IntroElection laws; time off to vote. Requires employers to give their employees sufficient time off to vote, which shall be either before the employees' shifts begin or after their shifts end, unless otherwise agreed to by the employer and employee. The ...
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2019-01-15
To House Commerce and Labor: Subcommittee #1
VASB1284IntroCounty and city precincts; required to be wholly contained within election districts; waiver for administration of split precinct. Requires each county and city precinct to be wholly contained within a single congressional district, Senate district, ...
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2019-01-15
Incorporated by Privileges and Elections
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