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HB 1620

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2019 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Oct 09, 2018
  • Passed House Feb 05, 2019
  • Senate
  • Governor

Elections, State Board of; membership, appointment of Commissioner of Elections.

Abstract

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. Representation shall be given to each of the political parties having the highest and next highest number of votes in the Commonwealth at the preceding gubernatorial election, with three Board members being of the party of the Governor. Terms are initially staggered. The bill also grants to the Board the authority to appoint the Commissioner of Elections, subject to confirmation by the General Assembly, and to remove the Commissioner of Elections. The appointment or removal of the Commissioner shall require an affirmative vote of four of the five Board members. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2020. This bill is identical to

Bill Sponsors (11)

Margaret B. Ransone

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 99
Primary

Mark L. Cole

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 88
Cosponsor

Jeffrey L. Campbell

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 6
Cosponsor

C. Matthew Fariss

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 59
Cosponsor

Hyland F. "Buddy" Fowler, Jr.

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 55
Cosponsor

R. Steven Landes

  • Republican
Cosponsor

Dave A. LaRock

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 33
Cosponsor

James A. "Jay" Leftwich

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 78
Cosponsor

Israel D. O'Quinn

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 5
Cosponsor

Robert M. "Bob" Thomas, Jr.

  • Republican
Cosponsor

Tony O. Wilt

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 26
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Apr 29, 2019

Office of the Governor

Vetoed by Governor

Apr 03, 2019

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019

House

Reenrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 4/3/19

Senate

Signed by President as reenrolled

House

Signed by Speaker as reenrolled

House

Reenrolled bill text (HB1620ER2)

House

Reenrolled

Office of the Governor

Governor's recommendation adopted in-part

House

House rejected Governor's recommendation #1-5, 7-14 and 16 (47-Y 51-N)

House

House concurred in Governor's recommendation #6 and 15 (98-Y 0-N)

House

Placed on Calendar

Mar 26, 2019

House

Governor's recommendation received by House

Mar 11, 2019

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019

Mar 09, 2019

Senate

Signed by President

Mar 07, 2019

House

Signed by Speaker

House

Enrolled

Feb 22, 2019

House

Conference report agreed to by House (53-Y 45-N)

Virginia General Assembly

Amended by conference committee

House

Passed by temporarily

House

Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by House

House

Conference report agreed to by House (51-Y 47-N)

Feb 21, 2019

Senate

Conferees appointed by Senate

House

Conferees appointed by House

House

House acceded to request

Feb 20, 2019

Senate

Senate requested conference committee

Feb 19, 2019

House

Placed on Calendar

House

Senate substitute rejected by House 19106755D-S1 (5-Y 93-N)

Feb 18, 2019

Senate

Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1620S1

Senate

Committee substitute agreed to 19106755D-S1

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Senate

Read third time

Feb 15, 2019

Senate

Passed by for the day

Feb 06, 2019

Senate

Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Feb 05, 2019

House

Read third time and passed House (51-Y 47-N 1-A)

Feb 04, 2019

House

Read second time and engrossed

Feb 03, 2019

House

Read first time

Jan 12, 2019

House

Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #1

Oct 09, 2018

House

Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100589D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100589D HTML
Senate: Committee substitute printed 19106755D-S1 HTML
House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1620ER) HTML
House: Reenrolled bill text (HB1620ER2) HTML

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