Constitutional offices; provides special election to fill vacancy therein in certain localities. (HB1771)

Introduced By

Del. Albert Pollard (D-Lively) with support from co-patron Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; vacancies in constitutional offices. Provides that the special election to fill a vacancy in a constitutional office (clerk of the circuit court, attorney for the Commonwealth, sheriff, commissioner of the revenue, and treasurer) in localities with a population of 15,000 or less shall be scheduled to be held at the next November general election rather than on a more promptly scheduled special election date. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098502690
01/08/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1771)
01/15/2009Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional
01/26/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
01/30/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Read first time
02/03/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2009Read third time and passed House (96-Y 1-N)
02/04/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (96-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/17/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Read third time
02/20/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/20/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/20/2009Emergency clause added
02/20/2009Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2009Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Passed by for the day
02/23/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/23/2009Read third time
02/23/2009Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Placed on Calendar
02/25/2009Senate amendments agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/25/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1771ER)
03/04/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1771ER)
03/05/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker
03/16/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 157 (effective 3/16/09)
03/16/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0157)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 35 seconds.