Elections, Board of; powers and duties. (HB1892)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Board of Elections; powers and duties. Addresses the Board's authority to oversee and discipline local election officials and imposes limits on the political activities of Board staff members. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 091257440
01/12/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1892)
01/15/2009Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/03/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/06/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Committee substitute printed 095613440-H1
02/08/2009Read first time
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 095613440-H1
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1892H1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House (66-Y 31-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (66-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1892H1)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/17/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Read third time
02/20/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Passed by for the day
02/23/2009Read third time
02/23/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1892ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
02/28/2009Signed by President
03/03/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1892ER)
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 407 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0407)


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 1 minute.


Waldo Jaquith writes:

The specific restrictions on the political activities of SBE staffers are:

no member of its staff shall serve (i) as the chairman of a political party or other officer of a state, local, or district level political party committee or (ii) as a paid or volunteer worker in the campaign of a candidate for nomination or election to an office filled by election in whole or in part by the qualified voters of the Commonwealth.