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HB 19

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Nov 19, 2019
  • Passed House Feb 11, 2020
  • Passed Senate Feb 24, 2020
  • Governor

Voter identification; signed statement in lieu of required form of identification, penalty.

Abstract

Voter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements; additional forms of identification accepted; signed statement in lieu of required form of identification; penalty. Removes the requirement that voters show a form of identification containing a photograph in order to be allowed to vote. The bill requires a voter to show either his voter registration confirmation documents; his valid Virginia driver's license, his valid United States passport, or any other identification issued by the Commonwealth, one of its political subdivisions, or the United States; any valid student identification card issued by any institution of higher education located in the Commonwealth or any private school located in the Commonwealth; any valid student identification card issued by any institution of higher education located in any other state or territory of the United States; any valid employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer's business; or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter. The bill also provides that the expiration date on a Virginia driver's license is not considered when determining the validity of a driver's license offered for voter identification purposes. A voter who does not show one of the required forms of identification when offering to vote is required to sign a statement that he is the named registered voter he claims to be in order to be permitted to cast a ballot. Such statement is signed subject to felony penalties for making false statements, punishable as a Class 5 felony. A voter who does not show one of the required forms of identification and does not complete or sign the statement shall be offered a provisional ballot according to the provisions of current law. The bill adds language regarding identification requirements for certain voters pursuant to the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002. This bill incorporates HB 190 and HB 878.

Voter identification; signed statement in lieu of required form of identification; penalty. Permits a voter who does not show one of the required forms of identification when offering to vote to sign a statement that he is the named registered voter he claims to be in order to be permitted to cast a ballot. Such statement is signed subject to felony penalties for making false statements, punishable as a Class 5 felony. A voter who does not show one of the required forms of identification and does not complete or sign the statement shall be offered a provisional ballot according to the provisions of current law. The bill adds language regarding identification requirements for certain voters subject to the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002. This bill incorporates HB 190 and HB 878.

Voter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements. Removes the requirement that voters show a formof identification containing a photograph in order to be allowedto vote. The bill requires a voter to show either his voter registrationconfirmation documents; his valid Virginia driver's license, hisvalid United States passport, or any other identification issued by the Commonwealth, one of its political subdivisions, or the UnitedStates; any valid student identification card issued by any institutionof higher education located in the Commonwealth or any private schoollocated in the Commonwealth; any valid employee identification cardcontaining a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer ofthe voter in the ordinary course of the employer's business; or acopy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check,paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and addressof the voter. The bill adds language regarding identification requirementsfor certain voters pursuant to the federal Help America Vote Actof 2002.

Bill Sponsors (6)

Joseph C. Lindsey

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 90
Primary

Mark H. Levine

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 45
Cosponsor

Kaye Kory

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 38
Cosponsor

Alfonso H. Lopez

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 49
Cosponsor

Suhas Subramanyam

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 87
Cosponsor

Jennifer L. McClellan

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 9
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Apr 10, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 1064 (effective 7/1/20)

Mar 20, 2020

Office of the Governor

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

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB19ER)

Mar 19, 2020

House

Signed by Speaker

Mar 18, 2020

House

Enrolled

Senate

Signed by President

Mar 07, 2020

Senate

Conference report agreed to by Senate (20-Y 19-N)

Mar 05, 2020

Virginia General Assembly

Amended by conference committee

House

VOTE: Adoption (54-Y 45-N)

House

Conference report agreed to by House (54-Y 45-N)

Mar 03, 2020

Senate

Conferees appointed by Senate

Mar 02, 2020

House

Conferees appointed by House

House

House acceded to request

Feb 28, 2020

Senate

Senate requested conference committee

Senate

Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 0-N)

Feb 26, 2020

House

Senate substitute rejected by House 20108329D-S1 (1-Y 94-N)

House

VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 94-N)

House

Placed on Calendar

Feb 24, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB19S1)

Senate

Read third time

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Senate

Committee substitute agreed to 20108329D-S1

Senate

Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB19S1

Senate

Passed Senate with substitute (21-Y 19-N)

Feb 21, 2020

Senate

Passed by for the day

Feb 20, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

House

Impact statement from VCSC (HB19S1)

Feb 18, 2020

Senate

Committee substitute printed 20108329D-S1

Senate

Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (10-Y 3-N 1-A)

Feb 12, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Senate

Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Feb 11, 2020

House

VOTE: Passage (57-Y 43-N)

House

Read third time and passed House (57-Y 43-N)

Feb 10, 2020

House

Pending question ordered

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB19H1)

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB19H1

House

Committee substitute agreed to 20107618D-H1

House

Read second time

House

Impact statement from VCSC (HB19H1)

Feb 09, 2020

House

Read first time

Feb 07, 2020

House

Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (14-Y 8-N)

House

Incorporates HB878 (Sickles)

House

Incorporates HB190 (Levine)

House

Committee substitute printed 20107618D-H1

Feb 04, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 1-N)

Jan 23, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB19)

Jan 13, 2020

House

Assigned P & E sub: Elections

Nov 19, 2019

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100460D

House

Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from DPB (HB19) HTML
Impact statement from VCSC (HB19H1) HTML
Impact statement from VCSC (HB19S1) HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB19ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1064) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: HB19AC HTML

Sources

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