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HB 1103

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 07, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 07, 2020
  • Passed Senate Feb 27, 2020
  • Governor

Ranked choice voting; elections for local governing bodies, local option pilot program.

Abstract

Ranked choice voting; elections for local governing bodies; local option pilot program. Provides that elections for local governing bodies may be conducted by ranked choice voting, which the bill defines as the method of casting and tabulating votes in which (i) voters rank candidates in order of preference, (ii) tabulation proceeds in rounds such that in each round either a candidate or candidates are elected or the last-place candidate is defeated, (iii) votes for voters' next-ranked candidates are transferred from elected or defeated candidates, and (iv) tabulation ends when the number of candidates elected equals the number of offices to be filled. The bill allows any local governing body to decide to conduct such election by ranked choice voting and requires any such decision to be made in consultation with the local electoral board and general registrar and by a majority vote of the governing body. The bill authorizes the State Board of Elections to promulgate regulations for the proper and efficient administration of elections determined by ranked choice voting. The bill provides that any costs incurred by the Department of Elections related to technological changes necessary for the implementation of ranked choice voting pursuant to the bill shall be charged to the localities exercising the option to proceed with ranked choice voting. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2021, and sunsets on July 1, 2031.

Bill Sponsors (15)

Sally L. Hudson

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 57
Primary

Patrick A. Hope

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 47
Cosponsor

Jeffrey M. Bourne

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 71
Cosponsor

Jennifer Carroll Foy

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 2
Cosponsor

Lee J. Carter

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 50
Cosponsor

Glenn R. Davis

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 84
Cosponsor

Elizabeth R. Guzman

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 31
Cosponsor

Dan I. Helmer

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 40
Cosponsor

Kaye Kory

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 38
Cosponsor

Mark H. Levine

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 45
Cosponsor

Alfonso H. Lopez

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 49
Cosponsor

Martha M. Mugler

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 91
Cosponsor

Sam Rasoul

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 11
Cosponsor

Suhas Subramanyam

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 87
Cosponsor

Kathy K.L. Tran

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 42
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Apr 10, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 1054 (effective 7/1/21)

Mar 12, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020

Mar 06, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1103ER)

Mar 05, 2020

Senate

Signed by President

House

Signed by Speaker

Mar 04, 2020

House

Enrolled

Feb 27, 2020

Senate

Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N)

Senate

Read third time

Feb 26, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)

Feb 25, 2020

Senate

Reported from Finance and Appropriations (12-Y 4-N)

Feb 18, 2020

Senate

Reported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 5-N)

Senate

Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Feb 10, 2020

Senate

Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Feb 07, 2020

House

VOTE: Passage (57-Y 42-N)

House

Read third time and passed House (57-Y 42-N)

Feb 06, 2020

House

Passed by for the day

Feb 05, 2020

House

Read second time and engrossed

Feb 04, 2020

House

Read first time

Jan 31, 2020

House

Reported from Privileges and Elections (12-Y 10-N)

Jan 27, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 3-N)

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1103)

Jan 13, 2020

House

Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments

Jan 07, 2020

House

Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101509D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from DPB (HB1103) HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1103ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1054) HTML

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