Campaign fundraising; broadens prohibition during legislative sessions. (HB322)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Campaign finance; prohibited activities during regular sessions of the General Assembly. Prohibits General Assembly members, the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and members of the Virginia congressional delegation from attending political party committee fundraisers during regular sessions of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


02/26/2008: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/04/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086932712
01/04/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/11/2008Assigned P & E sub: Finance
01/18/2008Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2008Committee substitute printed 087673712-H1
01/21/2008Read first time
01/22/2008Read second time
01/22/2008Committee substitute agreed to 087673712-H1
01/22/2008Amendment by Delegate Armstrong agreed to (95-Y 2-N)
01/22/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (95-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2008Amendment by Delegate Griffith agreed to (93-Y 4-N)
01/22/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (93-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2008Emergency clause added
01/22/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB322EH1
01/22/2008Printed as engrossed 087673712-EH1
01/23/2008Read third time and passed House (95-Y 1-N 1-A)
01/23/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE EMERGENCY (95-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/24/2008Communicated to Senate
01/24/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/26/2008Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (14-Y 1-N)