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HB 201

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Dec 27, 2019
  • Passed House Feb 10, 2020
  • Passed Senate Feb 27, 2020
  • Governor

Elections; same-day registration.

Abstract

Elections; voter registration; extended time for persons to register in person. Provides any person who is qualified to vote is entitled to register to vote in person up to and including the day of the election at the office of the general registrar in the locality in which the person resides or at the polling place for the precinct in which the person resides. Under current law, registration records close for registration purposes, whether in person or by other means, 21 days prior to a primary or general election. The bill has a delayed effective date of October 1, 2022. The bill incorporates HB 187.

Elections; same-day registration; in-personabsentee and election day voting. Provides an exception to theclosing of registration records for any person who (i) is qualifiedto register to vote, (ii) is unregistered or registered in a localityin which the person no longer resides but is otherwise entitledto vote by absentee ballot, (iii) desires to vote absentee in personat the time that they present themselves to be registered, and (iv) provides proof of residency. The bill also permits same-day registrantsto vote absentee and provides an excuse for election day absentee voting for such voters. The bill requires all voters who registerto vote under the provisions of this bill to fill out an absenteeapplication, including the required oath, in order to vote. Thisbill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2022.

Bill Sponsors (38)

Hala S. Ayala

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 51
Primary

Marcus B. Simon

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 53
Cosponsor

Lashrecse D. Aird

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 63
Cosponsor

Lamont Bagby

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 74
Cosponsor

Jeffrey M. Bourne

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 71
Cosponsor

Lee J. Carter

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 50
Cosponsor

Joshua G. Cole

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 28
Cosponsor

Kelly K. Convirs-Fowler

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 21
Cosponsor

Karrie K. Delaney

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 67
Cosponsor

Wendy W. Gooditis

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 10
Cosponsor

C.E. Cliff Hayes, Jr.

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 77
Cosponsor

Dan I. Helmer

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 40
Cosponsor

Charniele L. Herring

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 46
Cosponsor

Patrick A. Hope

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 47
Cosponsor

Sally L. Hudson

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 57
Cosponsor

Clinton L. Jenkins

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 76
Cosponsor

Jerrauld C. "Jay" Jones

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 89
Cosponsor

Mark L. Keam

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 35
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

Delores L. McQuinn

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 70
Cosponsor

Michael P. Mullin

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 93
Cosponsor

Kathleen Murphy

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 34
Cosponsor

Kenneth R. Plum

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 36
Cosponsor

Marcia S. "Cia" Price

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 95
Cosponsor

Sam Rasoul

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 11
Cosponsor

Danica A. Roem

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 13
Cosponsor

Ibraheem S. Samirah

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 86
Cosponsor

Mark D. Sickles

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 43
Cosponsor

Shelly A. Simonds

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 94
Cosponsor

Suhas Subramanyam

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 87
Cosponsor

Richard C. "Rip" Sullivan, Jr.

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 48
Cosponsor

Kathy K.L. Tran

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 42
Cosponsor

Roslyn C. Tyler

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 75
Cosponsor

Jeion A. Ward

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 92
Cosponsor

Rodney T. Willett

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 73
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Apr 11, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 1153 (effective 10/1/22)

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 (HB201ER)

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 (21-Y 17-N)

Mar 05, 2020

Virginia General Assembly

Amended by conference committee

House

VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 44-N)

House

Conference report agreed to by House (52-Y 44-N)

Senate

Conferees appointed by Senate

Mar 04, 2020

House

Conferees appointed by House

House

House acceded to request

Mar 03, 2020

Senate

Senate requested conference committee

Senate

Senate insisted on amendment (27-Y 13-N)

Mar 02, 2020

House

Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 100-N)

House

VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 100-N)

House

Placed on Calendar

Feb 27, 2020

Senate

Reading of amendment waived

Senate

Passed Senate with amendment (22-Y 18-N)

Senate

Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

Senate

Passed Senate with amendment (22-Y 17-N)

Senate

Engrossed by Senate as amended

Senate

Committee amendment agreed to

Senate

Read third time

Feb 26, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)

Feb 25, 2020

Senate

Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (13-Y 3-N)

Feb 18, 2020

Senate

Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Senate

Reported from Privileges and Elections (9-Y 4-N)

Feb 11, 2020

Senate

Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Feb 10, 2020

House

Read third time and passed House (53-Y 44-N)

House

VOTE: Passage (53-Y 44-N)

Feb 07, 2020

House

Committee substitute agreed to 20106843D-H1

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB201H1

House

Read second time

Feb 06, 2020

House

Read first time

Feb 05, 2020

House

Reported from Appropriations (12-Y 9-N)

Feb 04, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting (3-Y 2-N)

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB201H1)

Jan 31, 2020

House

Committee substitute printed 20106843D-H1

House

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

House

Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (13-Y 9-N)

House

Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government

House

Incorporates HB187 (Simon)

Jan 30, 2020

House

Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB201)

Jan 28, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 2-N)

Jan 27, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB201)

Jan 13, 2020

House

Assigned P & E sub: Elections

Dec 27, 2019

House

Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103011D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from DPB (HB201) HTML
Impact statement from DPB (HB201H1) HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB201ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1153) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: HB201ASE HTML
Amendment: HB201AS HTML
Amendment: HB201AC HTML

Sources

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