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Presidential elections and primaries; petition requirements. (SB690)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)

Progress

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

Description

Presidential elections and primaries; petition requirements. Reduces the number of signatures required for groups other than the major parties to gain access to the presidential election ballot from 10,000 to 5,000 signatures in the Commonwealth and from 400 to 200 signatures in each congressional district. The bill makes similar reductions to 5,000 and 200 in the number of signatures required for a person to qualify for a presidential primary ballot. Amends § 24.2-543, § 24.2-545, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

  • 08/16/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100089D
  • 08/16/2012 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 01/08/2013 Impact statement from DPB (SB690)
  • 01/15/2013 Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
  • 01/22/2013 Reported from Privileges and Elections (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/24/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/25/2013 Read second time and engrossed
  • 01/28/2013 Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/05/2013 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/05/2013 Read first time
  • 02/05/2013 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 02/05/2013 Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
  • 02/12/2013 Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
  • 02/15/2013 Reported from Privileges and Elections (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/18/2013 Read second time
  • 02/19/2013 Read third time
  • 02/19/2013 Passed House (98-Y 0-N)
  • 02/19/2013 VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/22/2013 Enrolled
  • 02/22/2013 Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB690ER)
  • 02/22/2013 Impact statement from DPB (SB690ER)
  • 02/22/2013 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/23/2013 Signed by President
  • 03/18/2013 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 521 (effective 7/1/13)
  • 03/18/2013 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0521)

Comments

ACLU-VA Voting Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia is monitoring this bill.

Rick Sincere writes:

This bill tracks closely to suggestions I made more than a year ago: http://bit.ly/vGv0Ab