HB 2198

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 13, 2021
  • Passed House Feb 01, 2021
  • Passed Senate Feb 24, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Mar 18, 2021

Local elections for governing bodies; elections for school boards, qualification of voters.

Abstract

Local elections for governing bodies; elections for school boards; qualification of voters. Provides that in a locality that imposes district-based or ward-based residency requirements for members of the governing body or school board, the member elected from each district or ward is to be elected by the qualified voters of that district or ward and not by the locality at large. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2022.

Local elections for governing bodies; qualificationof voters. Clarifies that, notwithstanding any other provisionof law, general or special, in a locality that elects its governingbody at large from the locality, any qualified voter of the localityshall be entitled to vote for the at-large candidates, and in a localitythat elects its governing body from districts or wards, only thequalified voters of a district or ward shall be entitled to votefor the candidates of that district or ward. In a locality that electsits governing body from any combination of at-large and districtsor wards, any qualified voter of the locality shall be entitled tovote for the at-large candidates and only the qualified voters ofa district or ward shall be entitled to vote for the candidates ofthat district or ward.

Bill Sponsors (5)

Votes


Actions


Mar 18, 2021

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 225 (effective 1/1/22)

Mar 01, 2021

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 20201

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB2198ER)

Feb 27, 2021

Senate

Signed by President

Feb 26, 2021

House

Enrolled

House

Signed by Speaker

Feb 25, 2021

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB2198S1)

Feb 24, 2021

Senate

Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

Senate

Passed Senate (21-Y 18-N)

Senate

Substitute by Senator DeSteph rejected 21200645D-S1 (18-Y 20-N)

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Senate

Read third time

Senate

Floor substitute printed 21200645D-S1 (DeSteph)

Senate

Passed by temporarily

Feb 23, 2021

Senate

Passed by temporarily

Senate

Passed by for the day

Senate

Read third time

Feb 22, 2021

Senate

Passed by for the day

Senate

Read third time

Feb 19, 2021

Senate

Read third time

Senate

Passed by for the day

Feb 18, 2021

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)

Feb 16, 2021

Senate

Reported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 6-N 1-A)

Feb 05, 2021

Senate

Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)

Feb 02, 2021

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB2198H1)

Senate

Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Feb 01, 2021

House

VOTE: Passage (55-Y 45-N)

House

Read third time and passed House (55-Y 45-N)

Jan 29, 2021

House

Read second time

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2198H1

House

Committee substitute agreed to 21103129D-H1

Jan 28, 2021

House

Read first time

Jan 27, 2021

House

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

House

Substitute bill reprinted 21103129D-H1

House

Committee substitute printed 21103129D-H1

Jan 25, 2021

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB2198)

Jan 20, 2021

House

House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)

Jan 14, 2021

House

Assigned P & E sub: Voting Rights

Jan 13, 2021

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102650D

House

Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102650D HTML
HB2198H1 HTML
HB2198S1 HTML
HB2198ER HTML
CHAP0225 HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB2198FH1122.PDF PDF
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB2198F122.PDF PDF

Sources

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