Voting equipment; wireless communications at polling places, exceptions. (SB52)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; voting equipment; wireless communications at polling places. Provides exceptions to the prohibition on wireless communications to or from voting devices at the polls on election day. First, wireless communications to transmit results from voting equipment by modem to the electoral board after the polls close is permitted. Second, electronic pollbooks may be used. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/20/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087061352
12/20/2007Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/16/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB52)
02/05/2008Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Committee substitute printed 087688352-S1
02/07/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Read second time
02/08/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/08/2008Committee substitute agreed to 087688352-S1
02/08/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB52S1
02/08/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Communicated to House
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/13/2008Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/13/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB52S1)
02/15/2008Reported from Privileges and Elections (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2008Read second time
02/19/2008Read third time
02/19/2008Passed House (90-Y 7-N)
02/19/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (90-Y 7-N)
02/20/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB52ER)
02/20/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB52ER)
02/20/2008Signed by Speaker
02/22/2008Signed by President
03/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 86 (effective 7/1/08)
03/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 87 (effective 7/1/08)
03/04/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0087)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB685 and HB801.