Election precincts; prohibits counties & cities from abolishing, etc. precincts. (SB715)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Freezing election precincts. Prohibits counties and cities from abolishing, creating, or changing precincts between February 1, 2009, and May 15, 2011, except in certain enumerated circumstances. Freezing of precincts for this period of time will allow the United States Bureau of the Census to provide 2010 population data by precinct for redistricting use in 2011. Amends § 24.2-309.2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2008Presented and ordered printed 085020854
01/17/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2008Reported from Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2008Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2008Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Communicated 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
02/15/2008Reported from Privileges and Elections (22-Y 0-N)
02/18/2008Read second time
02/19/2008Read third time
02/19/2008Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/20/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB715ER)
02/20/2008Signed by Speaker
02/22/2008Signed by President
03/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 111 (effective 7/1/08)
03/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 112 (effective 7/1/08)
03/04/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0112)