Board of Elections; increases size thereof, creates Director of Elections position. (SB429)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Board of Elections; Director of Elections. Increases the size of the State Board from three to five members. Provides for the position of Director of Elections to be hired by the State Board with the concurrence of at least four of its members, subject to confirmation by the General Assembly, as head of the elections agency, in place of the present position of the Secretary who is a member of the State Board appointed by the Governor. The Director may be removed only by a vote of at least four members of the State Board. This bill is a recommendation of a special subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections appointed to study SB 989 (2005). Read the Bill »


05/19/2006: vetoed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063206726
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/31/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB429)
02/07/2006Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (12-Y 1-N)
02/09/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006Read second time
02/10/2006Reading of amendment waived
02/10/2006Committee amendment agreed to
02/10/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended SB429E
02/10/2006Printed as engrossed 063206726-E
02/13/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB429E)
02/13/2006Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 6-N)
02/13/2006VOTE: (34-Y 6-N)
02/13/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/17/2006Assigned P & E sub: #2 (Jones, S.C.)
02/24/2006Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (14-Y 8-N)
02/27/2006Read second time
02/28/2006Passed by for the day
03/01/2006Read third time
03/01/2006Committee amendment agreed to
03/01/2006Engrossed by House as amended
03/01/2006Passed House with amendment (53-Y 44-N)
03/01/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (53-Y 44-N)
03/03/2006House amendment agreed to by Senate (34-Y 5-N)
03/03/2006VOTE: (34-Y 5-N)
03/11/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB429ER)
03/11/2006Signed by Speaker
03/13/2006Signed by President
03/15/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB429ER)
04/11/2006Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/18/2006Placed on Calendar
04/19/2006Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (38-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006Passed by temporarily
04/19/2006Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (20-Y 18-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: (20-Y 18-N)
04/19/2006House rejected Governor's recommendation (39-Y 56-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: REJECTED (39-Y 56-N)
04/19/2006Communicated to Governor
05/19/2006G Vetoed by Governor