Campaign finance; prohibited activities during regular sessions of General Assembly. (HB1634)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton) with support from co-patron Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Campaign finance; prohibited activities during regular sessions of the General Assembly. Prohibits any General Assembly member, the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Attorney General from attending any event held during a regular session of the General Assembly that is sponsored by any political party committee, registered lobbyist, or any organization, group, or person from whom the member or statewide official received a campaign contribution during the previous calendar year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 097839712
12/08/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2009Committee substitute printed 095589712-H1
01/14/2009Read first time
01/15/2009Read second time
01/15/2009Committee substitute rejected 095589712-H1
01/15/2009Passed by motion rejected
01/15/2009Engrossed by House
01/16/2009Engrossment reconsidered by House
01/16/2009Read second time
01/16/2009Pending question ordered
01/16/2009Amendments by Delegate Saxman agreed to (90-Y 2-N 2-A)
01/16/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (90-Y 2-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
01/16/2009Amendments by Delegate Hull ruled not germane
01/16/2009Motion to rerefer to committee rejected (39-Y 54-N 2-A)
01/16/2009VOTE: --- REJECTED (39-Y 54-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
01/16/2009Amendment by Delegate Marshall, R. G. rejected
01/16/2009Engrossed by House as amended (80-Y 9-N 3-A) HB1634E
01/16/2009VOTE: --- ENGROSSMENT (80-Y 9-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
01/16/2009Printed as engrossed 097839712-E
01/16/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (92-Y 1-N 1-A)
01/16/2009VOTE: --- AGREE TO (92-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/16/2009Passed House (78-Y 14-N 3-A)
01/16/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (78-Y 14-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
01/19/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
01/19/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/17/2009Left in Privileges and Elections
02/17/2009Left in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 36 clips in all, totaling 42 minutes.


Waldo Jaquith writes:

Del. Bob Marshall and Del. Chris Saxman (the bill's sponsor) had an enlightening discussion about this bill on the floor of the House today. Del. Marshall believes that the bill is too broad, and would seem to prohibit reasonable and even mundane activities. Del. Saxman agreed, and suggested that the bill be amended to solve the problem. Here's the video: