HB3100: Voter registration list; persons who may obtain lists of persons voting at primaries and elections.

HOUSE BILL NO. 3100
Offered January 17, 2007
A BILL to amend and reenact § 24.2-406 of the Code of Virginia, relating to persons who may obtain lists of persons voting at primaries and elections.
Patron-- O'Bannon

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 24.2-406 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 24.2-406. Persons who may obtain lists of persons voting at primaries and elections.

The State Board shall furnish to candidates, elected officials, political action committees that have filed a current statement of organization with the State Board pursuant to § 24.2-949.2, or with the Federal Elections Commission pursuant to federal law, or political party chairmen and to no one else, on request and at a reasonable price, lists for their districts of persons who voted at any primary, special, or general election held in the four preceding years. Such lists shall be used only for campaign and political purposes and for reporting to constituents.

In no event shall any list furnished under this section contain the social security number of any registered voter.

Any list furnished under this section shall contain the post office box address in lieu of the residence street address for any active or retired law-enforcement officer, as defined in § 9.1-101 and in 5 U.S.C. § 8331(20) but excluding officers whose duties relate to detention as defined in paragraphs (A) through (D) of § 8331(20), who has furnished at the time of registration or subsequently, in addition to his street address, a post office box address located in the Commonwealth for use on such lists.

Any list furnished under this section shall contain the post office box address in lieu of the residence street address for any party granted a protective order issued by or under the authority of any court of competent jurisdiction, including but not limited to courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, who has furnished at the time of registration or subsequently, in addition to his street address, a post office box address located in the Commonwealth for use on such lists.

Any list furnished under this section shall contain the post office box address in lieu of the residence street address for any party who has furnished at the time of registration or subsequently (i) in addition to his street address, a post office box address located in the Commonwealth for use on such lists and (ii) a signed written statement by the party that he is in fear for his personal safety from another person who has threatened or stalked him accompanied by evidence that he has filed a complaint with a magistrate or law-enforcement official against such other person. The statement furnished pursuant to clause (ii) of this section shall be subject to felony penalties for false statements pursuant to § 24.2-1016.