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Absentee voting; persons age 65 and older on day of an election are entitled to vote absentee. (SB724)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax)

Progress

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

Description

Elections; absentee voting. Provides that persons age 65 and older on the day of an election for which an absentee ballot is requested are entitled to vote absentee. Amends § 24.2-700, § 24.2-701, 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 13101448D
  • 12/05/2012 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 01/14/2013 Impact statement from DPB (SB724)
  • 01/15/2013 Committee substitute printed 13104095D-S1
  • 01/15/2013 Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (11-Y 3-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
  • 01/16/2013 Incorporates SB873
  • 01/16/2013 Impact statement from DPB (SB724S1)
  • 01/17/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/18/2013 Read second time
  • 01/18/2013 Reading of substitute waived
  • 01/18/2013 Committee substitute agreed to 13104095D-S1
  • 01/18/2013 Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB724S1
  • 01/21/2013 Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/25/2013 Placed on Calendar
  • 01/25/2013 Read first time
  • 01/25/2013 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 02/04/2013 Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
  • 02/12/2013 Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
  • 02/23/2013 Left in Privileges and Elections

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical duplicates of this one: HB1394.

Comments

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

The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that provides more opportunities for qualified voters to be able to vote by absentee ballot.