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VASB34EngrossDriver 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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2020-02-25
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VAHB43EngrossProvisional voting; persons voting in split precincts. Provides that any voter who is assigned to a precinct that is split between two or more election districts and who believes he was given a ballot for the district of which he is not a qualified v...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25]

Reported from Privileges and Elections (14-Y 1-N)
VASB65EngrossVoter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements; additional forms of identification accepted; signed statement in lieu of required form of identification; penalty. Removes the requirement that voters show a form of identification co...
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2020-02-25
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VASB111EngrossAbsentee voting; no excuse required. Permits any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he is qualified to vote. The bill removes the current list of statutory reasons under which a person may be entitled to vote by abse...
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2020-02-25
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VAHB177EngrossPresidential 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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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB201EngrossElections; voter registration; extended time for persons to register in person. Provides any person who is qualified to vote is entitled to register to vote in person up to and including the day of the election at the office of the general registrar ...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 9:00 am]

Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (13-Y 3-N)
VAHB198EngrossRecounts; 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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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25]

Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (9-Y 5-N 1-A)
VAHB214EngrossCandidate petitions; residency of petition circulators; signed statement required for nonresident circulators. Removes the requirement that a person circulating a petition of qualified voters be a legal resident of the Commonwealth. The bill requires...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25]

Reported from Privileges and Elections (9-Y 6-N)
VAHB241EngrossProtected voter status; certain evidence not required. Removes the requirement that a person who is in fear for his personal safety from another person who has threatened or stalked him must provide evidence that he has filed a complaint with a magis...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25]

Reported from Privileges and Elections (12-Y 3-N)
VAHB232EngrossDistribution 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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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25]

Reported from Privileges and Elections (9-Y 6-N)
VASB203EngrossRedistricting; Virginia Redistricting Commission; standards and criteria. Establishes the Virginia Redistricting Commission (the Commission) pursuant to Article II, Sections 6 and 6-A of the Constitution of Virginia. The Commission, tasked with estab...
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2020-02-25
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VASB219EngrossVoter 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 person coming into an office of the Department of M...
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2020-02-25
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VAHB540EngrossElections administration; Department of Elections; position of Director of Operations. Directs the Department of Elections to employ a Director of Operations, who will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations at the Department and ensuri...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 9:00 am]

Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (16-Y 0-N)
VASB316EngrossElections; 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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2020-02-25
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB758EngrossRedistricting; Virginia Redistricting Commission; standards and criteria. Establishes the Virginia Redistricting Commission (the Commission) pursuant to Article II, Sections 6 and 6-A of the Constitution of Virginia. The Commission, tasked with estab...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB761EngrossElections; 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 prerequisite to voting, or any standard, practice, or procedu...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB442EngrossPolling place activities; reorganization of sections; technical amendments. Reorganizes sections related to polling place activities and makes related technical amendments. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Code Commission.
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2020-02-25
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VASB444EngrossElection recounts; reorganization of sections; technical amendments. Reorganizes sections related to election recounts. The bill makes technical amendments and is a recommendation of the Code Commission.
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2020-02-25
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VASB443EngrossProvisional voting; reorganization of sections; technical amendments. Reorganizes sections related to provisional voting and makes related technical amendments. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Code Commission.
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2020-02-25
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VAHB849EngrossPolitical campaign advertisements; disclosure requirements; advertisements placed or promoted for a fee on an online platform. Subjects any message that is placed or promoted for a fee on an online platform to the same disclosure requirements to whic...
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2020-02-25
Senate substitute agreed to by House 20108333D-S1 (100-Y 0-N)
VASB466EngrossLists of registered voters; provided at no charge to courts of the Commonwealth and the United States for jury selection purposes. Directs the Department of Elections to provide, at no charge, the courts of the Commonwealth and the United States with...
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2020-02-25
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VAHB1062EngrossElections; political campaign advertisements; definition of campaign telephone calls and telephone call; text messages. Adds text messages to the definition of campaign telephone calls. The bill also defines "telephone call" as any single telephone c...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25]

Reported from Privileges and Elections (12-Y 0-N)
VAHB1116EngrossPolitical parties; notification of adoption of primary election; certification of candidates. Directs the state political party chairmen, or their designees, to notify the Department of Elections of the party's adoption of a primary election for any ...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25]

Reported from Privileges and Elections (9-Y 6-N)
VAHB1103EngrossRanked choice voting; elections for local governing bodies; local option pilot program. Provides that elections for local governing bodies may be conducted by ranked choice voting, which the bill defines as the method of casting and tabulating votes ...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 9:00 am]

Reported from Finance and Appropriations (12-Y 4-N)
VAHB1210EngrossMinority 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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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25]

Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (12-Y 3-N)
VASB666EngrossVoter registration; notification of denial. Requires notice of a denial of an application for voter registration to be provided by the general registrar to the applicant within five days of the denial. This notice is required to be given in writing a...
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2020-02-25
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VASB737EngrossLocal electoral boards; office vacated if board member ceases to be qualified voter of county or city. Provides that if a member of a local electoral board ceases to be a qualified voter of the county or city for which he was appointed, his office is...
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2020-02-25
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VAHB1255EngrossStandards and criteria for congressional and state legislative districts. Provides criteria by which congressional and state legislative districts are to be drawn. Such criteria include equal population requirements, with a deviation of no more than ...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB857EngrossVoter registration; public access not required for certain voter registration events. Provides that a voter registration event conducted in a high school or at the location of a naturalization ceremony is not required to be open to the public. Curren...
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2020-02-25
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VAHB1362EngrossGeneral registrars; certification requirement; removal from office. Provides for a certification program to be conducted by the State Board of Elections for the general registrars. The bill requires each general registrar to complete the certificatio...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 9:00 am]

Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N)
VASB617EngrossAbsentee voting; voter satellite offices for absentee voting in person. Authorizes the establishment of voter satellite offices by governing bodies of counties and cities for purposes of absentee voting in person. No change in any voter satellite off...
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2020-02-25
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VASB717EngrossStandards and criteria for congressional and state legislative districts. Provides criteria by which congressional and state legislative districts are to be drawn. Such criteria include equal population requirements, with a deviation of no more than ...
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2020-02-25
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VAHB1678EngrossElection day; extending polling hours. Extends from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the time at which polls close on election day. The bill aligns candidate filing deadlines and party nomination deadlines with the closing of polls. The bill provides that thes...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25]

Reported from Privileges and Elections (11-Y 4-N)
VASB859EngrossAbsentee voting; emergency absentee voting by and late applications for persons hospitalized; definition of hospital. Amends the definition of hospital, for purposes of emergency absentee voting by or late absentee ballot applications for persons who...
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2020-02-25
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VASB856EngrossState Board of Elections; increasing membership ; Commissioner of Elections; role and eligibility; report. Increases the membership of the State Board of Elections from three members to five members. Representation is given to each of the political p...
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2020-02-25
[Hearing: Feb 25]
[Hearing: Feb 26]

Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
VAHB1556EngrossPolitical campaign advertisements; disclosures; authorization statement, name of candidate as it appears on the ballot; name of candidate campaign committee as it appears on statement of organization. Requires that when a disclosure statement for any...
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2020-02-25
VOTE: Adoption (93-Y 5-N 1-A)
VAHB19EngrossVoter identification; signed statement in lieu of required form of identification; penalty. Permits a voter who does not show one of the required forms of identification when offering to vote to sign a statement that he is the named registered voter ...
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2020-02-24
Passed Senate with substitute (21-Y 19-N)
VAHB1EngrossAbsentee voting; no excuse required. Permits Absentee voting; no excuse required. Permits any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he is qualified to vote. The bill removes the current list of statutory reasons under w...
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2020-02-24
Passed Senate with amendment (25-Y 15-N)
VAHB196EngrossEmployment discrimination; prohibited against electoral board members and assistant general registrars for election day service; penalty. Prohibits discrimination in employment against electoral board members and assistant general registrars on the b...
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2020-02-24
Passed Senate (37-Y 3-N)
VAHB213EngrossVoter identification; accepted forms of identification; student identification card issued by out-of-state institution of higher education. Adds to the list of acceptable forms of voter identification a valid student photo identification card issued ...
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2020-02-24
Passed Senate (21-Y 18-N)
VAHB220EngrossAbsentee voting; postage prepaid on return envelope. Requires the envelope provided to an absentee voter for the return of the absentee ballot to include prepaid postage.
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2020-02-24
Passed Senate with amendment (25-Y 15-N)
VAHB242EngrossAbsentee voting; emergency voting. Provides a process by which a qualified voter is permitted to vote by absentee ballot when an emergency either prevented him from applying for an absentee ballot by the deadline or will prevent him from voting in pe...
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2020-02-24
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB207EngrossAbsentee voting; no excuse; permanent absentee voter list. Permits any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he is qualified to vote. The bill removes the current list of statutory reasons under which a person may be en...
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2020-02-24
Passed Senate with amendments (21-Y 19-N)
VAHB235EngrossVoter 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 person coming into an office of the Department of M...
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2020-02-24
Passed Senate with amendment (21-Y 19-N)
VAHB240EngrossAbsentee voting; annual applications for eligible absentee voters. Provides that any person who is eligible for an absentee ballot pursuant to law and who is likely to remain so eligible for the remainder of the calendar year shall be eligible to fil...
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2020-02-24
Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N)
VASB616EngrossDepartment of Game and Inland Fisheries; name change. Renames the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as the Department of Wildlife Resources and the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries as the Board of Wildlife Resources.
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2020-02-24
VOTE: Passage (60-Y 40-N)
VAHB1238EngrossElections; political campaign advertisements; print media requirements. Changes the requirement that print media disclosures be displayed in a minimum font size of seven point to a requirement that such disclosures be displayed in a font size proport...
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2020-02-24
Passed Senate (35-Y 5-N)
VASB46EngrossAbsentee voting; application form contents. Removes the requirement that a person applying for an absentee ballot provide supporting information regarding the reason he is eligible for an absentee ballot. The applicant will still be required to provi...
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2020-02-21
Tabled in Privileges and Elections (19-Y 1-N)
VAHB57EngrossElections; 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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2020-02-21
Defeated by Senate (18-Y 19-N)
VAHB88EngrossElections; campaign finance; filing schedule for persons with multiple campaign committees. Requires any person who is named as the candidate on the statement of organization for more than one campaign committee to file reports for all such committee...
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2020-02-21
Passed Senate (32-Y 5-N)
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