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VASB1148EnrollElections; 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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2021-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1239EnrollAbsentee 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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2021-03-01
Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
VASB1153EngrossElections; 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
VASB1097EnrollAbsentee 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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2021-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1245EnrollAbsentee 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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2021-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1331EnrollAbsentee 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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2021-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1246EngrossAbsentee 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
VASB1261EngrossCourt 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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2021-02-27
VOTE: Agreed To (54-Y 42-N)
VASB1444EngrossCampaign 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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2021-02-27
VOTE: Agreed To (96-Y 0-N)
VASB1406EngrossMarijuana; 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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2021-02-27
Conference report agreed to by Senate (20-Y 19-N)
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: Approved by Governor-Chapter 6 (effective 7/1/21)
VASB1395EnrollElections; 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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2021-02-22
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1281EnrollElections; 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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2021-02-22
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1422EngrossVoter 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
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

Sine Die
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
VASB1281Engross

Sine Die
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

Sine Die
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
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
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
VASB1261Engross

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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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice 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
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
VASB1377Intro

Sine Die
Campaign finance; special report for large pre-legislative session contributions; contributions in aggregate. Requires a special report for certain pre-legislative session contributions from a single person in excess of $1,000 or with an aggregate va...
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2021-02-04
Incorporated by Privileges and Elections
VASB1432Intro

Sine Die
Electoral college; allocation of electoral votes. Revises the process by which the Commonwealth's electoral votes are allocated among the slates of presidential electors. The bill provides that a voter will vote for two electors for the Commonwealth ...
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2021-02-04
Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (11-Y 3-N 1-A)
VASB1101Intro

Sine Die
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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2021-01-26
Stricken at request of Patron in Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N)
VASB1118Intro

Sine Die
Voter registration; verification of social security Voter registration; verification of social security numbers; provisional registration status. Requires the general registrars to verify that the name, date of birth, and social security number provi...
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2021-01-26
Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (9-Y 6-N)
VASB1348Intro

Sine Die
Elections; referenda; local advisory referenda. Provides for an exception to the rule that prohibits a referendum from being placed on the ballot unless specifically authorized by statute or by charter, allowing each locality to provide by ordinance ...
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2021-01-26
Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (9-Y 6-N)
VASB1455Intro

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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2021-01-26
Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (9-Y 6-N)
VASB1376Intro

Sine Die
Absentee voting; processing of absentee ballots before election day; reporting of absentee ballot vote totals; central absentee voter precincts. Requires certain actions to be taken to process absentee ballots returned before the day of the election,...
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2021-01-26
Incorporated by Privileges and Elections
VASB1459Intro

Sine Die
Conduct of elections; voter Conduct of elections; voter identification and absentee voting; process for applying for, casting, and counting absentee ballots. Requires presentation of a form of identification containing a photograph in order to vote. ...
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2021-01-26
Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (9-Y 6-N)
VASB1233Intro

Sine Die
Campaign contribution limits; civil penalty. Prohibits persons from making any single contribution, or any combination of contributions, that exceeds $20,000 to any one candidate for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, or the General Ass...
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2021-01-19
Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (6-Y 9-N)
VASB1236Intro

Sine Die
Campaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates. Prohibits candidates, campaign committees, and political committees from soliciting or accepting contributions from any public utility, as defined in the bill, and prohibits any public utility...
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2021-01-19
Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (5-Y 10-N)
VASB887Intro

Sine Die
Voter 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 i...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB166Intro

Sine Die
Campaign finance; disbursement of surplus funds; prohibited conversion to personal use. Amends the current laws regarding the disbursement of surplus funds at the dissolution of a campaign or political committee so that such restrictions would apply ...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
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