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VASB1303VetoVoter registration; deadline for registration by electronic means. Requires that voter registration applications made by electronic means be made by 5:00 p.m. on the final day for registration before an election and that the principal office of each ...
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2017-05-01
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB1854PassLobbyist reporting, the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, and the General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; filing of required disclosures; registration of lobbyists; candidate filings; judges; definition of gift; informal advi...
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2017-04-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0829)
VASB1296PassCounty food and beverage tax; referendum. Prohibits a county from holding a new referendum on the levy of a food and beverage tax in the three calendar years subsequent to its electoral defeat, but only if such referendum is initiated by a resolution...
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2017-04-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0833)
VASB1312PassLobbyist reporting, the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, and the General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; filing of required disclosures; registration of lobbyists; candidate filings; judges; definition of gift; informal advi...
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2017-04-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0832)
VAHB1428VetoAbsentee voting; photo identification required with application. Requires any voter submitting an application for an absentee ballot by mail or by electronic or telephonic transmission to a facsimile device to submit with his application a copy of on...
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2017-04-05
House sustained Governor's veto
VASB864PassElectoral board appointments; chief judge of the judicial circuit or his designee to make appointment. Provides that appointments to the electoral board of each county and city are to be made by the chief judge of the judicial circuit for the county ...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0807)
VASB872VetoAbsentee voting; photo identification required with application. Requires any voter submitting an application for an absentee ballot by mail or by electronic or telephonic transmission to a facsimile device to submit with his application a copy of on...
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2017-04-05
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
VAHB2343VetoVoter registration list maintenance; voters identified as having duplicate registrations. Requires the Department of Elections to provide to the general registrars a list of registered voters who have been found through list comparisons and data-matc...
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2017-04-05
(67 affirmative votes required to override)
VASB1105VetoReports of registered voters and persons voting at elections. Requires the local electoral boards to direct the general registrars to investigate the list of registered voters whenever the number of registered voters in a county or city exceeds the p...
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2017-04-05
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
VASB1455VetoPayments for registering to vote; penalties. Provides that any person who gives, offers, or promises any monetary payment to another in exchange for that person registering to vote is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. A person who solicits or accepts ...
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2017-04-05
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
VASB1253VetoVoter identification; photograph contained in electronic pollbook. Requires electronic pollbooks to contain the photographs of registered voters that are obtained by the general registrars in the production of voter photo identification cards or cont...
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2017-04-05
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
VASB1581VetoVoter registration; verification of social security numbers. Requires the general registrars to verify that the name, date of birth, and social security number provided by an applicant on the voter registration application match the information on fi...
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2017-04-05
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
VASB1467PassCentral absentee voter precincts; expedited counting of absentee ballots. Allows the officers of election at a central absentee voter precinct to begin tallying the absentee ballots that are counted by hand at any time after 3:00 p.m. on the day of t...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0711)
VAHB1912PassAbsentee voting; eligibility of persons granted protective order. Entitles a person to vote absentee if the person has been granted a protective order issued by or under the authority of any court of competent jurisdiction.
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2017-03-20
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0631)
VAHB1431PassVoter registration drives; compensation prohibition. Prohibits any individual or group conducting a voter registration drive from compensating its volunteers or employees on the basis of the number of completed voter registration applications the vol...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0336)
VAHB2179PassForm of ballot; order of independent candidates. Provides that when there is more than one independent candidate for an office, their names shall appear on the ballot in an order determined by the priority of time of filing all required paperwork for...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0352)
VASB1104PassForm of ballot; order of independent candidates. Provides that when there is more than one independent candidate for an office, their names shall appear on the ballot in an order determined by the priority of time of filing all required paperwork for...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0364)
VAHB1933PassCandidate withdrawal; notice of withdrawal; information to voters. Provides that a candidate who has qualified to have his name printed on the ballot for an election is not deemed to have withdrawn from such election until he has submitted a signed w...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0346)
VASB1487PassPublic officers; automatic suspension upon conviction of felony. Provides that any officer who is convicted of a felony under the laws of any state or the United States shall be automatically suspended upon such conviction, regardless of any appeals,...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0369)
VAHB2364PassPublic officers; automatic suspension upon conviction of felony. Provides that any officer who is convicted of a felony under the laws of any state or the United States shall be automatically suspended upon such conviction, regardless of any appeals,...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0354)
VAHB2397PassCandidate petitions; signature requirements for candidates in certain towns. Requires petitions for candidates for the governing body or elected school board of towns to contain a minimum of (i) 125 signatures of qualified voters in towns with more t...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0355)
VASB1254PassDepartment of Elections; annual audit of ballot scanner machines. Requires the Department of Elections to coordinate a post-election risk-limiting audit annually of ballot scanner machines in use in the Commonwealth. The localities selected for the a...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0367)
VAHB2415PassBallots; number ordered to be printed. Requires the general registrars to consider the number of active registered voters and historical election data, including voter turnout, when determining the number of ballots to order to be printed for an elec...
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2017-03-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0356)
VASB961PassAbsentee voting; processing of rejected absentee ballots. Provides that when an absentee ballot is rejected, at least two officers of election, one representing each political party, are required to write and sign a statement for the cause of the bal...
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2017-03-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0276)
VASB960PassAbsentee ballots; expediting the counting of absentee ballots returned by mail prior to election day. Provides that if a general registrar has opted to expedite the counting of absentee ballots returned by mail by opening the sealed ballot envelopes ...
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2017-03-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0275)
VAHB1730PassDescription of duties and responsibilities of local electoral boards; Department of Elections to provide annually to certain entities. Requires the State Board of Elections, with the cooperation of the local electoral boards and general registrars, t...
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2017-03-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0271)
VASB1304PassLocal option for timing of municipal elections; effective date. Provides that the statutory authority allowing a city or town to move its local elections to the November general election date by ordinance notwithstanding a charter provision to the co...
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2017-02-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0165)
VASB1552PassBallots; number ordered to be printed. Requires the general registrars to consider the number of active registered voters and historical election data, including voter turnout, when determining the number of ballots to order to be printed for an elec...
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2017-02-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0167)
VASB1585EngrossForm of ballot; party identification of candidates. Provides that any candidate nominated by a political party or at a primary election shall be identified on the ballot by the name of his political party. Currently, only candidates for federal, stat...
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2017-02-22
VOTE: DEFEATED (46-Y 54-N)
VASB845EngrossAbsentee voting; eligibility of certain caregivers. Entitles a person to vote absentee if the person is unable to go in person to the polls on the day of the election because he is primarily and personally responsible for the care of an ill or disabl...
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2017-02-21
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB846EngrossVirginia Interim Redistricting Commission; criteria for remedial redistricting plans. Provides for the establishment of the Virginia Interim Redistricting Commission (Commission) when any congressional or state legislative district drawn as required ...
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2017-02-21
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1598EngrossVoter registration; proof of citizenship required to register to vote in certain elections. Requires persons applying to register to vote to provide proof of United States citizenship in a form enumerated in the bill. An applicant who does not provid...
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2017-02-21
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1302EngrossWrite-in votes; duties of local electoral boards. Provides that when no person is elected to an office by write-in votes and the difference between the total number of votes cast for the candidate elected or the candidate elected with the fewest numb...
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2017-02-21
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1441EngrossAbsentee voting; eligibility of persons whose polling place prohibits firearms. Entitles any person who may otherwise lawfully carry a firearm to vote absentee if his polling place is located in a building or on property where such possession is proh...
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2017-02-21
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1490EngrossUniform Military and Overseas Voters Act; applying for and casting military-overseas ballots. Requires the Commissioner of Elections to establish and supervise a pilot program to permit an active duty member of a uniformed service who has been called...
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2017-02-21
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1571EngrossSpecial elections; provisional ballots; determination of results. Provides that in the case of a special election, the local electoral boards shall ascertain the results of the election, make out the abstract of votes, and make out the certificate of...
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2017-02-21
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VASJR223EngrossConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualification of voters and executive clemency. Amends the authority of the Governor to remove the political disabilities of persons convicted of felonies, thus restoring their civil rights. The resolution...
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2017-02-21
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1399EngrossState Board of Elections and local electoral boards; appointments; proportion of political party representation. Provides that in the appointment of members to the State Board of Elections and to the local electoral boards, one member shall be of the...
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2017-02-20
Defeated by Senate (19-Y 20-N)
VASJR231EngrossConstitutional amendment (first resolution); Virginia Redistricting Commission; criteria for legislative and congressional districts. Establishes the seven-member Virginia Redistricting Commission (the Commission) to redraw congressional and General ...
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2017-02-17
Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (14-Y 7-N)
VAHB1696EngrossFilling vacancies in the United States Senate. Removes the language limiting the date at which a special election can be held to fill a vacancy occurring in the representation of the Commonwealth in the United States Senate. The bill also removes the...
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2017-02-17
Chair votes No
VASJR290EngrossConstitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; criteria for electoral districts. Provides the criteria for electoral districts drawn by the General Assembly. The amendment directs that electoral districts are (i) to be composed of contig...
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2017-02-17
Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (14-Y 7-N)
VAHJR540IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications to vote. Removes the disqualification from voting of persons convicted of felonies.
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2017-02-08
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHJR538IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); marriage. Proposes the repeal of the constitutional amendment dealing with marriage that was approved by referendum at the November 2006 election. That amendment to the Bill of Rights (i) defines marriage ...
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2017-02-08
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHJR541IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); top two open primary election. Provides for a top two open primary election to be conducted to select the candidates for the offices of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Attorney General, of the House ...
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2017-02-08
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1462IntroVoter identification; accepted forms of identification. Adds to the list of acceptable forms of voter identification a valid student photo identification card issued by any institution of higher education located in any other state or territory of th...
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2017-02-08
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHJR552IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); registration of voters. Permits the General Assembly to provide by law for the use of a portion of an applicant's social security number on the voter registration application. Currently, an applicant is re...
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2017-02-08
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1430IntroThird-party registration groups; registration, disclosure, and recordkeeping requirements; compensation prohibition. Requires any individual or organization that will be distributing and collecting voter registration applications to register as a thi...
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2017-02-08
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB1446IntroCampaign finance; permitted use of excess funds. Provides that contributions received by a candidate or his campaign committee that are in excess of the amount necessary to defray his campaign expenditures may be disposed of only by transferring for ...
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2017-02-08
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1459IntroCampaign finance; prohibited personal use; penalty. Prohibits the conversion of any contributed moneys, securities, or like intangible personal property by any person to the personal use of a candidate or a member of the candidate's immediate family,...
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2017-02-08
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1603IntroAbsentee voting; eligibility of certain caregivers. Entitles a person to vote absentee if the person is unable to go in person to the polls on the day of the election because he is primarily and personally responsible for the care of an ill or disabl...
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2017-02-08
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
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