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VASB1097IntroAbsentee 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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2021-01-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
VASB1111IntroElections; 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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2021-01-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
VAHB1756IntroCampaign 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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2021-01-21
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 2-N)
VAHB1968IntroAbsentee 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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2021-01-21
Read first time
VASB1281IntroElections; 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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2021-01-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
VAHB1921IntroAssistance 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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2021-01-21
Read first time
VAHB1952IntroCampaign 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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2021-01-21
Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
VAHB2081IntroPolling 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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2021-01-21
Read first time
VASB1239IntroAbsentee 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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2021-01-21
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
VAHB2138IntroIdentification privilege cards; fee; confidentiality; penalties. Authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue identification privilege cards to applicants who do not meet the citizenship or legal presence requirements for a special identifica...
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2021-01-21
Reported from Transportation with amendment(s) (13-Y 8-N)
VASB1459IntroConduct 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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2021-01-21
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1810EngrossVoter 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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2021-01-20
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1888EngrossAbsentee voting; procedural and process reforms; Absentee voting; procedural and process reforms; availability and accessibility reforms; penalty. Makes various reforms to absentee voting processes and procedures, including those related to availabil...
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2021-01-20
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB2153IntroAssistance 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)
VAHB2088IntroState 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)
VAHB2125IntroVoter 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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2021-01-20
Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 2-N)
VAHB2235IntroVoter 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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2021-01-20
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 2-N)
VAHB2232IntroElections; 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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2021-01-20
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 2-N)
VAHB2198IntroLocal elections for governing bodies; qualification of voters. Clarifies that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, general or special, in a locality that elects its governing body at large from the locality, any qualified voter of the localit...
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2021-01-20
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
VASB1455IntroAbsentee 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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2021-01-20
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB2312IntroMarijuana; legalization of simple possession; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for Marijuana; legalization of simple possession; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for possession of marijuana for persons who are 21 years of age or older...
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2021-01-20
Committee Referral Pending
VAHB1758IntroVoter 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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2021-01-19
To House Privileges and Elections: Election Administration Committee
VAHB1746IntroConduct 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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2021-01-19
To House Privileges and Elections: Election Administration Committee
VAHB1970IntroVoter 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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2021-01-19
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Privileges and Elections: Voting Rights Committee
VAHB2028IntroAbsentee 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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2021-01-19
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 2-N)
VASB1233IntroCampaign 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)
VASB1236IntroCampaign 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)
VAHB2115IntroAbsentee 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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2021-01-19
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 2-N)
VAHB2255IntroDepartment 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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2021-01-19
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 2-N)
VAHB2209IntroAbsentee 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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2021-01-19
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 2-N)
VAHB2267IntroLocal 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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2021-01-19
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 2-N)
VAHB2278IntroVoter 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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2021-01-19
To House Privileges and Elections: Election Administration Committee
VASB1243IntroMarijuana; legalization of cultivation, manufacture, sale, Marijuana; legalization of cultivation, manufacture, sale, possession, and testing; penalties. Establishes a regulatory scheme for the regulation of marijuana cultivation facilities, marijuan...
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2021-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 22 @ 8:00 am]
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services: Marijuana Committee
VASB1444IntroFiling of campaign finance reports.
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2021-01-18
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB2239IntroElections; 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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2021-01-15
To House Privileges and Elections: Election Administration Committee
VASB1432IntroElectoral 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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2021-01-15
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1906IntroCampaign 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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2021-01-14
To House Privileges and Elections: Campaign Finance Committee
VAHB1890IntroElections; prohibited discrimination in voting and 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...
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2021-01-14
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Privileges and Elections: Voting Rights Committee
VAHB2020IntroNomination 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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2021-01-14
To House Privileges and Elections: Election Administration Committee
VAHB2082IntroRedistricting; Virginia Redistricting Commission; Redistricting; Virginia Redistricting Commission; transparency in redistricting process; reallocation of prison population. Requires meetings and hearings of the Virginia Redistricting Commission to b...
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2021-01-14
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Privileges and Elections: Voting Rights Committee
VAHB1872IntroAbstract 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)
VAHB1869IntroAbsentee 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)
VASB1348IntroElections; 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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2021-01-13
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1377IntroCampaign 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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2021-01-13
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1422IntroVoter 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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2021-01-13
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1376IntroAbsentee 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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2021-01-13
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1395IntroElections; prohibited discrimination in voting and 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...
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2021-01-13
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1331IntroAbsentee 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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2021-01-12
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1933IntroPresidential 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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2021-01-11
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1246IntroAbsentee 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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2021-01-11
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
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