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VAHB1968EnrollAbsentee 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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2021-02-24
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1968ER)
VAHB1921EnrollAssistance 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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2021-02-24
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1921ER)
VAHB2020EngrossNomination 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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2021-02-24
VOTE: Adoption (53-Y 45-N)
VAHB2198EngrossLocal 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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2021-02-24
Passed Senate (21-Y 18-N)
VAHB2125EnrollVoter 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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2021-02-24
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2125ER)
VAHB1810EnrollVoter 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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2021-02-24
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1810ER)
VAHB2138EnrollIdentification 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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2021-02-24
Signed by Speaker
VAHB1890EngrossElections; 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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2021-02-24
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
VAHB1952EngrossCampaign finance; prohibited personal use; child care exception. Prohibits Campaign finance; prohibited personal use; child care exception. Prohibits any person from converting any moneys, securities, or like intangible personal property contributed ...
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2021-02-23
Recommitted to Privileges and Elections
VAHB1888EngrossAbsentee 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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2021-02-23
VOTE: Adoption (53-Y 43-N)
VAHB2081EnrollPolling 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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2021-02-22
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2081ER)
VAHB2312EngrossMarijuana; 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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2021-02-19
Senators: Ebbin, Lucas, McPike, Surovell, Dunnavant
VAHB2082EngrossVirginia 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)
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
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
VAHB1968Engross

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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
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
VAHB1810Engross

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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)
VAHB2232Intro

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Elections; offenses; intimidation of or interference with authorized representatives of party or candidate; penalty. Makes willfully interfering, or attempting to interfere, with an authorized representative of a party or candidate in his lawful obse...
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2021-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB2255Intro

Sine Die
Department of Elections; public availability of instructions and guidance directed to local elections officials. Requires the instructions and guidance directed or provided by the State Board of Elections or the Department of Elections to electoral b...
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2021-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1883Intro

Sine Die
Elections; preclearance of certain covered practices Elections; preclearance of certain covered practices required. Requires the governing body of a covered jurisdiction, prior to enacting or seeking to administer any voting qualification or prerequi...
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2021-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1933Intro

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Presidential electors; National Popular Vote Compact. Enters Virginia into an interstate compact known as the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote. Article II of the Constitution of the United States gives the st...
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2021-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1888Engross

Sine Die
Absentee 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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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB1921Engross

Sine Die
Assistance 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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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB1952Engross

Sine Die
Campaign finance; prohibited personal use; child care exception. Prohibits Campaign finance; prohibited personal use; child care exception. Prohibits any person from converting any moneys, securities, or like intangible personal property contributed ...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB1890Engross

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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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2020Engross

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Nomination 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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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2081Engross

Sine Die
Polling 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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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
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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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2115Intro

Sine Die
Absentee voting; definition of postmark; legibility requirement. Requires an absentee ballot returned to the general registrar after the closing of the polls on election day to be legibly postmarked on or before the date of the election in order to b...
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2021-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB2112Intro

Sine Die
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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2021-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2125Engross

Sine Die
Voter 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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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2235Intro

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Voter identification; optional restrictive identification requirement. Allows a voter to opt into being required to show a valid photo identification issued by the Commonwealth, one of its political subdivisions, or the United States when voting in p...
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2021-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB2138Engross

Sine Die
Identification 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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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Transportation (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2209Intro

Sine Die
Absentee voting; signature match; provisional ballot status. Requires the signature on the voter affirmation statement on an absentee ballot return envelope to match the signature of the voter on the application for the absentee ballot or the signatu...
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2021-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB2239Intro

Sine Die
Elections; absentee voting; ballots to be processed before election day and sorted and counted by precinct. Requires certain actions to be taken to process absentee ballots that are returned by mail before election day. The general registrar is requi...
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2021-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB2198Engross

Sine Die
Local 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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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2267Intro

Sine Die
Local electoral boards and general registrar; disclosure of certain gifts and funding. Requires the disclosure of any gift, including money or services, given by a private individual, corporation, partnership, trust, or other third party to a local e...
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2021-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB2278Intro

Sine Die
Voter registration; political party affiliation; closed primary elections. Adds political party affiliation to the information that an applicant is asked to provide when registering to vote. The political party affiliation or independent status selec...
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2021-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB2312Engross

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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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1815Intro

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Marijuana; legalization of cultivation, manufacture, sale, possession, and testing; penalties. Establishes a regulatory scheme for the regulation of marijuana cultivation facilities, marijuana manufacturing facilities, marijuana testing facilities, a...
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2021-01-30
Incorporated by General Laws
VAHB2153Intro

Sine Die
Assistance to certain voters; curbside voting; right to observe ballot deposited into ballot scanner machine or ballot container. Provides that, upon the request of the voter, a curbside voter shall be permitted to enter the polling place after marki...
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2021-01-20
Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (8-Y 13-N)
VAHB2088Intro

Sine Die
State Board of Elections; number of members; appointment of Commissioner of Elections. Increases the number of members on the State Board of Elections from five to six and requires the political representation of the Board to be equal between the two...
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2021-01-20
Tabled in Privileges and Elections (13-Y 9-N)
VAHB1872Intro

Sine Die
Abstract of votes; when required to contain accounting of absentee ballots by precinct. Requires that if any precinct in a locality has 100 or more absentee ballots cast by voters assigned to it, the abstract of votes contain an accounting, by precin...
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2021-01-13
Tabled in Privileges and Elections (14-Y 8-N)
VAHB1869Intro

Sine Die
Absentee voting; unsolicited absentee ballot applications; required information. Requires any individual or organization sending an application for an absentee ballot to a registered voter that was not solicited or requested by the registered voter t...
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2021-01-13
Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (13-Y 9-N)
VAHB203Intro

Sine Die
Absentee 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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2020-12-04
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB26Intro

Sine Die
Voter registration; close of registration records. Reduces the period of time that registration records must be closed before a general or primary election from 21 days to 13 days. The bill adjusts other deadlines to reflect this change. The period o...
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2020-12-04
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
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