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Polling place procedures; voter identification requirements, application for absentee ballot, etc. (SB719)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)

Progress

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

Description

Elections; polling place procedures; voter identification requirements. Removes several items from the list of acceptable identification documents that a voter must present when voting at the polls on election day: a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or paycheck that shows the name and address of the voter. These documents continue to be valid identification for certain first-time voters at federal elections who are required to show identification under the Help America Vote Act of 2002. Amends § 24.2-643, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

  • 12/03/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13
  • 12/03/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101225D
  • 12/03/2012 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 01/08/2013 Impact statement from DPB (SB719)
  • 01/15/2013 Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
  • 01/29/2013 Committee substitute printed 13104731D-S1
  • 01/29/2013 Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/31/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/01/2013 Read second time
  • 02/01/2013 Passed by for the day
  • 02/04/2013 Impact statement from DPB (SB719S1)
  • 02/04/2013 Read second time
  • 02/04/2013 Reading of substitute waived
  • 02/04/2013 Committee substitute agreed to 13104731D-S1
  • 02/04/2013 Amendment #1 by Senator McEachin withdrawn
  • 02/04/2013 Reading of amendment waived
  • 02/04/2013 Amendment #2 by Senator McEachin agreed to (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/04/2013 Chair votes yes
  • 02/04/2013 Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB719ES1
  • 02/04/2013 Printed as engrossed 13104731D-ES1
  • 02/04/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/04/2013 Passed by for the day
  • 02/05/2013 Read third time and passed Senate (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/05/2013 Chair votes Yes
  • 02/11/2013 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/11/2013 Read first time
  • 02/11/2013 Referred to Committee on Appropriations
  • 02/11/2013 Assigned App. sub: General Government
  • 02/12/2013 Impact statement from DPB (SB719ES1)
  • 02/15/2013 Left in Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/18/2013 Left in Appropriations
  • 02/21/2013 Impact statement from DPB (SB719ES1)

Comments

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

The ACLU of Virginia opposes any legislation that seeks to erode the right to vote and to have that vote counted. Nothing is more fundamental in our society than the right to vote. Voter ID laws are a misguided step backwards in our democracy. Lawmakers should be seeking ways to increase access to the voting booth, not restrictions, as this bill is attempting by eliminating currently accepted forms of IDs.

ACLU-VA Legislative Agenda, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia opposes any legislation that seeks to erode the right to vote and to have that vote counted. Nothing is more fundamental in our society than the right to vote. Voter ID laws are a misguided step backwards in our democracy. Lawmakers should be seeking ways to increase access to the voting booth, not restrictions, as this bill is attempting by eliminating currently accepted forms of IDs.