Elections; extension of polling hours. (SB207)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Elections; emergencies; extension of polling hours.  Provides for a court-ordered extension of polling hours in emergency situations and situations that interfere with the ability of voters to travel to the polls. The bill provides that no extension shall exceed three hours, provides for notice by any petitioner for an extension to the other potential petitioners, and includes other restrictions on the court's discretion and the premature release of election results. The potential petitioners are the Secretary of the State Board of Elections and the state chairs of the political parties.  The court will be a three-judge panel of the Virginia Supreme Court appointed by the Chief Justice.  Amends § 24.2-105.1, § 24.2-603, § 24.2-603.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

  • 01/10/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101597D
  • 01/10/2012 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 01/24/2012 Reported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/26/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/27/2012 Impact statement from DPB (SB207)
  • 01/27/2012 Read second time and engrossed
  • 01/30/2012 Passed by for the day
  • 01/31/2012 Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/31/2012 Reading of amendments waived
  • 01/31/2012 Amendments by Senator Barker agreed to
  • 01/31/2012 Engrossed by Senate as amended SB207E
  • 01/31/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/31/2012 Passed by for the day
  • 01/31/2012 Printed as engrossed 12101597D-E
  • 02/01/2012 Impact statement from DPB (SB207E)
  • 02/01/2012 Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/01/2012 Reading of amendment waived
  • 02/01/2012 Amendment by Senator Barker agreed to
  • 02/01/2012 Reengrossed by Senate as amended SB207E2
  • 02/01/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/01/2012 Passed Senate (20-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/01/2012 Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/01/2012 Passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/01/2012 Printed as reengrossed 12101597D-E2
  • 02/02/2012 Impact statement from DPB (SB207E2)
  • 02/13/2012 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/13/2012 Read first time
  • 02/13/2012 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 02/13/2012 Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
  • 02/21/2012 Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2013
  • 02/24/2012 Continued to 2013 in Privileges and Elections
  • 11/29/2012 Left in Privileges and Elections

Map

This bill mentions Richmond.