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VAHB1620VetoState Board of Elections; membership; appointment of Commissioner of Elections. Increases the membership of the State Board of Elections from three members to five members and increases the terms of Board members from four years to five years. Repres...
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2019-04-29
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VASB1087VetoElection districts; remedying split precincts; technical adjustments permitted. Authorizes the General Assembly to make technical adjustments to legislative district boundaries subsequent to the decennial redistricting solely for the purpose of causi...
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2019-04-29
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VASB1579VetoStandards and criteria for congressional and state legislative districts. Provides criteria by which congressional and state legislative districts are to be drawn, including equal population, racial and ethnic fairness, respect for existing political...
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2019-04-29
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VASB1455VetoState Board of Elections; membership; appointment of Commissioner of Elections. Increases the membership of the State Board of Elections from three members to five members and increases the terms of Board members from four years to five years. Repres...
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2019-04-29
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB1719PassCampaign Finance Disclosure Act of 2006; applicability to certain candidates for town offices. Makes the provisions of the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act (the Act) applicable to any candidate for a town office in a town with a population of less tha...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0825)
VASB1038VetoVoter 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 provided by an applicant on the voter registration applic...
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2019-04-03
Requires 2/3 affirmative votes to pass in enrolled form
VAHB2034VetoGeneral registrars; petition for removal. Provides for the removal of a general registrar by the circuit court upon a petition signed by a majority of members of the local electoral board. Currently, a local electoral board may remove a general regis...
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2019-04-03
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB2764VetoVoter registration; persons assisting with completion or collection of completed voter registration applications; certain identifying information required. Requires any person who assists an applicant with the completion of a paper voter registration...
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2019-04-03
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB2760PassRedistricting; Geographic Information System maps required; review by the Department of Elections. Requires the clerk of the county, city, or town to send a Geographic Information System (GIS) map, along with the ordinance containing a description of...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0777)
VASB1026PassAbsentee voting; no-excuse in-person voting available beginning on second Saturday immediately preceding election. Allows for any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in person beginning on the second Saturday immediately preceding any electio...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0669)
VASB1781PassContests of certain elections; location of proceeding to contest. Clarifies that a proceeding to contest (i) a primary election for the United States House of Representatives, the Virginia Senate, the House of Delegates, or any county, city, town, or...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0691)
VAHB2790PassAbsentee voting; no-excuse in-person voting available beginning on second Saturday immediately preceding election. Allows for any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in person beginning on the second Saturday immediately preceding any electio...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0668)
VAHB2178PassVirginia voter registration system; security plans and procedures; remedying security risks. Directs the State Board of Elections to promulgate regulations and standards necessary to ensure the security and integrity of the Virginia voter registratio...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0426)
VAHB2625PassRecounts; rules of procedure; multiple simultaneous recounts. Requires a recount court to issue a written order setting out the rules of procedures fixed by it for the conduct of a recount prior to the commencement of such recount. The bill also dire...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0382)
VASB1042PassVoter registration; notification of denial. Requires the general registrars to notify a person whose registration has been denied within 14 days of the denial and provides that a person denied registration may appeal such denial by filing a petition ...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0341)
VASB1244PassVoter registration; protected voter; foster parents. Adds to the list of protected voters any person who has been approved to be a foster parent pursuant to law. Protected voters are permitted by law to provide on the application for voter registrati...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0342)
VAHB1790PassAbsentee voting; certain absentee voters permitted to vote after close of absentee voting location. Provides that an applicant who is in line to cast his ballot when the office of the general registrar or location being used for in-person absentee vo...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0278)
VAHB2046PassElections; form of ballot; ballot order. Requires that on any ballot all offices to be elected shall appear before any questions presented to the voters. This bill is identical to SB 1577.
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0283)
VAHB2148PassForm of ballot; uniformity of names of candidates. Requires the names of all candidates on the ballots to be in the same font, size, and style.
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0289)
VASB1577PassElections; form of ballot; ballot order. Requires that on any ballot all offices to be elected shall appear before any questions presented to the voters. This bill is identical to HB 2046.
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0099)
VAHB1617EngrossCampaign finance; prohibited personal use of campaign funds; civil penalty. Adds a definition of "personal use of campaign funds" and prohibits the use of contributions, or conversion of items acquired using contributions, to a candidate or campaign ...
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2019-02-19
To Senate Rules Committee
VASB1016EngrossForm of ballot; party identification of certain candidates. Provides that any candidate for a constitutional office who has been nominated by a political party or in a primary election shall be identified on the ballot by the name of his political pa...
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2019-02-19
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB1250EngrossVoter registration; absentee voting; prohibited changes to voter registration record. Prohibits changes to the registration record of a registered voter who has been sent or provided an absentee ballot from being put into effect until after the elect...
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2019-02-19
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB2204EngrossPolling place procedures; full residence address of voter not announced. Removes the requirement that the officer of election audibly repeat the address of a voter offering to vote. The bill does not change the requirement for the officer of election...
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2019-02-19
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1615EngrossElections; 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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2019-02-15
Defeated by Senate (11-Y 28-N)
VASB1102EngrossCongressional and legislative district boundaries; alignment with boundaries of counties and cities; review of a voter's registration. Provides that, for purposes of congressional, Senate, and House of Delegates districts, if a boundary of such a dis...
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2019-02-15
Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (17-Y 5-N)
VAHB1929EngrossCampaign finance; disclosure of all out-of-state contributors. Requires all campaign finance reports to itemize each contributor who is not a resident of Virginia and disclose certain information regardless of the amount of the contribution. Current ...
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2019-02-12
Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (7-Y 7-N)
VAHB2682EngrossAbsentee voting; deadline for returning absentee ballot. Provides that any absentee ballot that is returned to the general registrar after the closing of the polls on election day but before noon on the third day after the election and postmarked on ...
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2019-02-12
Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (8-Y 6-N)
VAHB1628IntroAbsentee voting; eligibility of persons age 65 or older. Entitles a person who will be age 65 or older on the day of an election to vote by absentee ballot in that election.
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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1641IntroAbsentee voting; no-excuse absentee. 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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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1717IntroEmployment 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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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1658IntroVote by mail; pilot program. Requires the Department of Elections to develop a pilot program for conducting elections by mail. In a vote-by-mail election, a ballot is mailed to every registered voter, and the ballots are returned by the voters by mai...
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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1699IntroCampaign finance; prohibited personal use of campaign funds; civil penalty. Prohibits any Campaign finance; prohibited personal use of campaign funds; civil penalty. Prohibits any person from making personal use of campaign contributions to a candida...
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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1707IntroCampaign finance; audits of campaign finance reports; certain campaign committees. Requires the State Board of Elections to conduct audits of the campaign finance reports filed by the campaign committees of candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governo...
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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1726IntroDistribution 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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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1977IntroVoter 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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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1794IntroElections; early voting. Allows any registered voter to vote early in any election in which he is qualified to vote without providing a reason or making prior application for an absentee ballot. The bill requires that early voting be available beginn...
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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1829IntroPublic campaign financing; counties and cities may establish for certain offices. Authorizes the governing body of a county or city to establish by ordinance a system of public campaign financing for elected local offices. The bill specifies certain ...
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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1843IntroDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the Driver 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 individ...
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2019-02-05
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB1993IntroRecounts; 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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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1996IntroStandards and criteria for congressional and state legislative districts. Provides criteria by which congressional and state legislative districts are to be drawn, including equal population, compactness and contiguity, racial and ethnic fairness, pr...
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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1904IntroVoter registration; registration on election day; registration of provisional voters; close of registration records. Provides that persons who are otherwise qualified to register to vote are entitled to register to vote and cast a ballot in person in...
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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1959IntroAbsentee voting; no-excuse in-person available 21 days prior to election. Allows for any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in person beginning on the twenty-first day prior to any election in which he is qualified to vote without providing ...
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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1958IntroCampaign finance; political action committees established and administered by investor-owned electric utilities; contribution limitation; special reporting requirement. Prohibits political action committees established and administered by one or more...
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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB2048IntroElections; date of June primary election and May general 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 cha...
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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB2097IntroElections for certain offices; ranked choice voting; pilot program. Provides that elections for local and constitutional offices may be conducted by ranked choice voting, which the bill describes as the method of casting and tabulating votes in which...
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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB2025IntroDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the Driver 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 individ...
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2019-02-05
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB2092IntroCampaign finance; direct contributions from corporations and business entities prohibited; limitations on use of certain funds by political action committees. Prohibits any corporation or business entity that has not established and is not acting as ...
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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB2069IntroCampaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates. Prohibits any candidate from soliciting or accepting a contribution from any public service corporation, as defined in §56-1, or any political action committee established and administere...
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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB2130IntroElection laws; time off to vote. Requires employers to give their employees sufficient time off to vote, which shall be either before the employees' shifts begin or after their shifts end, unless otherwise agreed to by the employer and employee. The ...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
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