Absentee voting; firefighters and other first responders are entitled thereto. (HB1877)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patrons Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), and Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; absentee voting process; first responders. Provides that law-enforcement officers, firefighters, and other first responders are entitled to vote absentee and requires prompt service on absentee ballot applications backed up by jurisdiction in the circuit courts to order compliance with the statutory requirements. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090521806
01/12/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1877)
01/15/2009Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/19/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
01/23/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2009Read first time
01/27/2009Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2009Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N 1-A)
01/28/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/30/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1877)
02/17/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (12-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 amendment waived
02/20/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/2009Passed by for the day
02/23/2009Read third time
02/23/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/23/2009Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Placed on Calendar
02/25/2009Senate amendment agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/25/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/04/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1877ER)
03/04/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1877ER)
03/05/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 405 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0405)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.


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