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HB 198

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Dec 27, 2019
  • Passed House Feb 11, 2020
  • Passed Senate Feb 28, 2020
  • Governor

Recounts; special election to be held in the case of a tie vote, exception.

Abstract

Recounts; 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 determine which candidate is elected to the office. This provision would not apply in cases of tie votes occurring after a recount of an election for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Attorney General, which the Constitution of Virginia provides for, or for electors of President and Vice President of the United States, which will continue to be determined by lot. This bill incorporates HB 178 and HB 692.

Recounts; 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 determine which candidate is elected to the office. This provision would not apply in cases of recounts of elections for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Attorney General; the Constitution of Virginia sets out the process for determining a winner in the case of tie votes for statewide offices. This bill incorporates HB 178 and HB 692.

Recounts; special election to be held in thecase of a tie vote. Provides that if, after a recount of an election,the recount court finds that each party to the recount has receivedan equal number of votes, there shall be a special election to determinewhich candidate is elected to the office. This provision would notapply in cases of recounts of elections for Governor, LieutenantGovernor, or Attorney General; the Constitution of Virginia setsout the process for determining a winner in the case of tie votes for statewide offices.

Bill Sponsors (26)

Marcia S. "Cia" Price

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 95
Primary

Shelly A. Simonds

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 94
Cosponsor

Alex Q. Askew

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 85
Cosponsor

Hala S. Ayala

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 51
Cosponsor

Jeffrey M. Bourne

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 71
Cosponsor

Betsy B. Carr

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 69
Cosponsor

Karrie K. Delaney

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 67
Cosponsor

Wendy W. Gooditis

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 10
Cosponsor

Nancy D. Guy

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 83
Cosponsor

Elizabeth R. Guzman

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 31
Cosponsor

C.E. Cliff Hayes, Jr.

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 77
Cosponsor

Patrick A. Hope

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 47
Cosponsor

Clinton L. Jenkins

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 76
Cosponsor

Kaye Kory

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 38
Cosponsor

Paul E. Krizek

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 44
Cosponsor

Mark H. Levine

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 45
Cosponsor

Joseph C. Lindsey

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 90
Cosponsor

Alfonso H. Lopez

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 49
Cosponsor

Kenneth R. Plum

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 36
Cosponsor

Sam Rasoul

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 11
Cosponsor

Mark D. Sickles

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 43
Cosponsor

Jeion A. Ward

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 92
Cosponsor

Vivian E. Watts

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 39
Cosponsor

Rodney T. Willett

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 73
Cosponsor

Jennifer B. Boysko

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 33
Cosponsor

Jennifer L. McClellan

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 9
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Mar 27, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 500 (effective 7/1/20)

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

Senate

Signed by President

House

Signed by Speaker

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB198ER)

Mar 05, 2020

House

Enrolled

Mar 02, 2020

House

Senate substitute agreed to by House 20108255D-S1 (52-Y 45-N)

House

VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 45-N)

House

Placed on Calendar

Feb 28, 2020

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Senate

Passed Senate with substitute (22-Y 15-N)

Senate

Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB198S1

Senate

Committee substitute agreed to 20108255D-S1

Senate

Read third time

Feb 27, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

Feb 26, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB198S1)

Feb 25, 2020

Senate

Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (9-Y 5-N 1-A)

Senate

Committee substitute printed 20108255D-S1

Feb 12, 2020

Senate

Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Feb 11, 2020

House

Read third time and passed House (55-Y 44-N)

House

VOTE: Passage (55-Y 44-N)

Feb 10, 2020

House

Read second time

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB198H1)

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB198H1

House

Committee substitute agreed to 20107626D-H1

Feb 09, 2020

House

Read first time

Feb 07, 2020

House

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

House

Incorporates HB692 (Simonds)

House

Incorporates HB178 (Levine)

House

Committee substitute printed 20107626D-H1

Feb 04, 2020

House

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

Jan 30, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB198)

Jan 13, 2020

House

Assigned P & E sub: Elections

Dec 27, 2019

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101021D

House

Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from DPB (HB198) HTML
Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB198H1 HTML
Impact statement from DPB (HB198S1) HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB198ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0500) HTML

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