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VASB3Intro

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Elections; absentee voting; ballots to be sorted and results to be reported by precinct. Provides that absentee ballots processed at a central absentee precinct must be sorted by the precinct to which the voter who cast the absentee ballot is assigne...
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2021-11-22
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1395PassElections; prohibited discrimination in voting and elections administration; required process for enacting certain covered practices; civil causes of action. Prohibits any voting qualification or any standard, practice, or procedure related to voting...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0528)
VASB1245PassAbsentee voting; establishment of drop-off locations; preprocessing of returned absentee ballots before election day; cure process; accessibility for voters with visual impairment or print disability. Requires certain actions to be taken to process a...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text reprinted (CHAP0522)
VAHB2138PassIdentification privilege cards; fee; confidentiality; penalties. Authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue identification privilege cards to applicants who hold a citizenship or legal presence status that is eligible for a special identifi...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0544)
VAHB2312PassMarijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and imposes lim...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0551)
VAHB1890PassElections; prohibited discrimination in voting and elections administration; required process for enacting certain covered practices; civil causes of action. Prohibits any voting qualification or any standard, practice, or procedure related to voting...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0533)
VASB1406PassMarijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and imposes lim...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0550)
VAHB1888PassAbsentee voting; procedural and process reforms; availability and accessibility reforms; penalty. Makes various reforms to absentee voting processes and procedures, including those related to availability and accessibility. The bill requires certain ...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text reprinted (CHAP0471)
VAHB2020PassNomination of candidates for elected offices; restrictions on nomination method selected by political party. Provides that a method of nomination for elected office may not be selected if such method will have the practical effect of excluding partic...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0474)
VASB1261PassCourt of Appeals; jurisdiction; number of judges. Expands the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals of Virginia by providing for an appeal of right in every civil case and provides that the granting of further appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia s...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0489)
VAHB2081PassPolling places; prohibited activities; unlawful possession of a firearm; penalty. Prohibits any person from knowingly possessing a firearm within 40 feet of any building, or part thereof, used as a polling place, including one hour before and one hou...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0459)
VASB1281PassElections; qualifications of the general registrar, residency. Exempts counties and cities with a population of 50,000 or less from the requirement that a person appointed to serve as a general registrar must be a qualified voter of the county or cit...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0482)
VASB1444PassCampaign finance; special report for large pre-legislative session contributions; contributions in aggregate. Directs any candidate for a statewide office or the General Assembly to file a report, not later than January 15, of any single contribution...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0343)
VASB1148PassElections; 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. Elections; ...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0239)
VAHB1968PassAbsentee voting; early in person; availability on Sundays. Permits the electoral board or general registrar of a county or city to provide absentee voting in person in the office of the general registrar or voter satellite office on Sundays.
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0204)
VASB1239PassAbsentee voting; third-party absentee ballot assembly and distribution. Permits a general registrar to contract with a third party for the printing, assembly, and mailing of absentee ballots. The bill directs the State Board of Elections to adopt eme...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0246)
VASB1097PassAbsentee voting; witness signature not required during declared state of emergency related to a communicable disease of public health threat. Provides that a voter's failure to have a witness sign the absentee ballot envelope for any election held du...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0235)
VAHB1921PassAssistance for certain voters; curbside voting. Clarifies that any voter with a permanent physical disability, temporary physical disability, or injury is entitled to vote outside of the polling place. The bill further provides that during a declared...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0163)
VAHB2198PassLocal elections for governing bodies; elections for school boards; qualification of voters. Provides that in a locality that imposes district-based or ward-based residency requirements for members of the governing body or school board, the member ele...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0225)
VAHB2125PassVoter registration; preregistration for persons 16 years of age 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 el...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0217)
VAHB1810PassVoter registration; failure of online voter registration system; deadline extension. Provides that in the event that a failure of the Virginia online voter registration system occurs prior to the close of registration records, the Governor has the au...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0159)
VASB1331PassAbsentee voting; accessibility for voters with a visual impairment or print disability. Requires the Department of Elections to make available to all localities a tool to allow voters with a visual impairment or print disability to electronically and...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0255)
VASB1153Engross

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Elections; absentee voting; ballots to be sorted and results to be reported by precinct. Provides that absentee ballots processed at a central absentee precinct must be sorted by the precinct to which the voter who cast the absentee ballot is assigne...
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2021-03-01
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1246Engross

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Absentee voting; mandatory processing of returned absentee ballots before election day; central absentee voter precinct in the office of the general registrar. Requires certain actions to be taken to process absentee ballots that are returned by mail...
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2021-03-01
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1111PassElections; preservation of order at the polls; powers of officers of election. Removes the power of officers of election, in the event that no law-enforcement officer is in attendance, to appoint a person who is not a law-enforcement officer to have ...
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2021-02-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0006)
VAHB1952Engross

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Campaign finance; prohibited personal use; child care exception. Prohibits any person from converting any moneys, securities, or like intangible personal property contributed to a candidate or a candidate's campaign committee to his personal use, the...
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2021-02-25
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB2082Engross

Sine Die
Virginia Redistricting Commission; transparency in redistricting process. Requires meetings and hearings of the Virginia Redistricting Commission to be livestreamed, whether held virtually or in person, and to allow for public comment. Meetings and h...
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2021-02-16
Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (7-Y 6-N 2-A)
VASB1422Engross

Sine Die
Voter registration; list maintenance; lists of decedents transmitted by State Registrar of Vital Records. Requires the State Registrar of Vital Records to transmit to the Department of Elections a weekly list of decedents from the previous week. Curr...
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2021-02-10
Tabled in Privileges and Elections (12-Y 10-N)
VASB1097Engross

Sine Die
Absentee voting; witness signature not required. Repeals the requirement that an absentee ballot be opened in the presence of a witness and signed by such witness.
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Privileges and Elections by voice vote
VASB1111Engross

Sine Die
Elections; preservation of order at the polls; powers of officers of election. Removes the power of officers of election, in the event that no law-enforcement officer is in attendance, to appoint a person who is not a law-enforcement officer to have ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Privileges and Elections by voice vote
VASB1148Engross

Sine Die
Elections; 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. The bill sat...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Privileges and Elections by voice vote
VASB1153Engross

Sine Die
Elections; absentee voting; ballots to be sorted and results to be reported by precinct. Provides that absentee ballots processed at a central absentee precinct must be sorted by the precinct to which the voter who cast the absentee ballot is assigne...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Privileges and Elections by voice vote
VASB1281Engross

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Elections; qualifications of the general registrar, residency. Removes the requirement that the general registrar of a locality be a resident of that locality or an adjacent locality.
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Privileges and Elections by voice vote
VASB1239Engross

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Absentee voting; third-party absentee ballot assembly and distribution. Permits a general registrar to contract with a third party for the printing, assembly, and mailing of absentee ballots. The bill directs the State Board of Elections to adopt eme...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Privileges and Elections by voice vote
VASB1422Engross

Sine Die
Voter registration; list maintenance; lists of decedents transmitted by State Registrar of Vital Records. Requires the State Registrar of Vital Records to transmit to the Department of Elections a weekly list of decedents from the previous week. Curr...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Privileges and Elections by voice vote
VASB1246Engross

Sine Die
Absentee voting; mandatory processing of returned absentee ballots before election day; central absentee voter precinct in the office of the general registrar. Requires certain actions to be taken to process absentee ballots that are returned by mail...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Privileges and Elections by voice vote
VASB1331Engross

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Absentee voting; accessibility for voters with a visual impairment or print disability. Requires the Department of Elections to make available to all localities a tool to allow voters with a visual impairment or print disability to electronically and...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Privileges and Elections by voice vote
VASB1245Engross

Sine Die
Absentee voting; establishment of drop-off locations; ballot defects; cure process. Requires the establishment of a drop-off location for the return of marked absentee ballots at the office of the general registrar and each voter satellite office. On...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Privileges and Elections by voice vote
VASB1261Engross

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Court of Appeals; jurisdiction; number of judges. Expands the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals of Virginia by providing for an appeal of right in every civil case and provides that the granting of further appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia s...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1395Engross

Sine Die
Elections; prohibited discrimination in voting and elections administration; required process for enacting certain covered practices; civil causes of action. Prohibits any voting qualification or any standard, practice, or procedure related to voting...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Privileges and Elections by voice vote
VASB1406Engross

Sine Die
Marijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of marijuana, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and provides for an automatic expungement process for those convicted ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws by voice vote
VASB1444Engross

Sine Die
Campaign contributions; filing of finance reports. Changes the reporting requirement from any single contribution of $1,000 or more to all financial activity of a campaign committee of a candidate for a statewide office or the General Assembly knowin...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Privileges and Elections by voice vote
VAHB1756Intro

Sine Die
Campaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates. Prohibits any candidate from soliciting or accepting a contribution from any public service corporation, as defined in the bill, or any political action committee established and administered ...
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2021-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1758Intro

Sine Die
Voter registration; list maintenance; lists of decedents transmitted by State Registrar of Vital Records. Requires the State Registrar of Vital Records to transmit to the Department of Elections a weekly list of decedents from the previous week. Curr...
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2021-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1746Intro

Sine Die
Conduct of elections; vote counting; required live video recording. Requires the general registrar of each county and city to provide for a live video recording of each polling place while absentee ballots are cast, votes are counted, and returns are...
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2021-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1906Intro

Sine Die
Campaign finance; prohibited contributions from corporations; civil penalty. Prohibits contributions from any non-tax-exempt corporation to any candidate, campaign committee, political committee, or political party committee. The bill imposes a civil...
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2021-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1970Intro

Sine Die
Voter identification; identification containing a photograph required. Requires presentation of a form of identification containing a photograph in order to vote. The bill repeals the provisions of law permitting a voter who does not have one of the ...
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2021-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1810Engross

Sine Die
Voter registration; failure of online voter registration system; deadline extension. Provides that in the event that a failure of the Virginia online voter registration system occurs prior to the close of registration records, the Governor has the au...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB1968Engross

Sine Die
Absentee voting; early in person; availability on Sundays. Permits the electoral board or general registrar of a county or city to provide absentee voting in person in the office of the general registrar or voter satellite office on Sundays.
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2028Intro

Sine Die
Absentee ballots; witness requirement; printed name and residence address. Requires that a witness to a voter's absentee ballot provide, in addition to his signature, his printed name and residence address.
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2021-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
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