Bill Text: VA HB1726 | 2019 | Regular Session | Prefiled


Bill Title: Mail voter registration application forms; distribution to certain public and private institutions.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-05 - Left in Privileges and Elections [HB1726 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-HB1726-Prefiled.html
19101299D
HOUSE BILL NO. 1726
Offered January 9, 2019
Prefiled December 18, 2018
A BILL to amend and reenact §24.2-416.3 of the Code of Virginia, relating to distribution of mail voter registration application forms; certain public and private institutions of higher education.
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Patron-- Rodman
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Committee Referral Pending
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §24.2416.3 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§24.2-416.3. Distribution of mail voter registration application forms.

A. Subject to the conditions set forth in §24.2-416.6, the Department of Elections shall make available to any individual or group a reasonable number of mail voter registration application forms.

B. The Department shall provide a reasonable number of mail voter registration application forms to each agent of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries authorized to sell hunting or fishing licenses in Virginia. The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries shall assist the Department by providing a list of its agents appointed to sell hunting and fishing licenses in Virginia and by instructing its agents to make the mail voter registration application forms available to persons purchasing hunting or fishing licenses.

C. The Department shall provide a reasonable number of mail voter registration application forms to (i) each public institution of higher education, as that term is defined in § 23.1-100; (ii) each nonprofit private institution of higher education, as that term is defined in §23.1-100, that is eligible to participate in the Tuition Assistance Grant Program pursuant to Article 5 (§23.1-628 et seq.) of Chapter 6 of Title 23.1; and (iii) any other entity authorized to issue bonds pursuant to Chapter 11 (§23.1-1100 et seq.) of Title 23.1. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia shall assist the Department by providing a list of such institutions and by requesting those institutions to make the mail voter registration application forms available to students.

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