Absentee voting; persons with a disability or illness may vote absentee. (SB7)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; absentee voting. Extends to persons with any disability or illness, rather than only a "physical" disability or illness, the ability to obtain an absentee ballot and provides a definition for "person with a disability." Read the Bill »


03/26/2008: Passed the General Assembly


11/28/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087709220
11/28/2007Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2008Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2008Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2008Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2008Communicated to House
02/11/2008Placed on Calendar
02/11/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/12/2008Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/15/2008Continued to 2009 in Privileges and Elections
02/29/2008Reconsidered by Privileges and Elections
03/03/2008Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (21-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Read second time
03/05/2008Passed by for the day
03/06/2008Read third time
03/06/2008Committee amendment agreed to
03/06/2008Engrossed by House as amended
03/06/2008Passed House with amendment (98-Y 0-N)
03/06/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
03/06/2008House amendment rejected by Senate (0-Y 36-N)
03/06/2008House insisted on amendment
03/06/2008House requested conference committee
03/06/2008Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2008Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/2008Senators: Deeds, Barker, Vogel
03/06/2008Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2008Delegates: Hargrove, O'Bannon, Eisenberg
03/07/2008Reading of conference report waived
03/07/2008Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008Conference report agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N)
03/24/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB7ER)
03/24/2008Signed by Speaker
03/26/2008Signed by President
04/11/2008Governor's recommendation received by Senate

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB310.


Dan Kachur writes:

Senator Deeds is on a roll with extending the rights of voters this cycle. Way to go!

Alison Hymes writes:

This is a terrific bill, I hope it passes. As a person with a disability/chronic illness that has in the past required dialysis 3 times a week including Tuesdays, this would be a great help when/if I go back on dialysis.

Alison Hymes writes:

Yeah, we wouldn't want to pass any pro-disability rights legislation this year, would we? Shame.