Election recounts; losing candidate may initiate when difference less than 5% of total vote cast. (HB2544)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg) with support from co-patron Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Elections; recounts. Applies to elections in which the winning or losing candidate was a write-in candidate and provides that the losing candidate may initiate a recount when the difference between the winning and losing candidates is not more than five percent of the total vote cast for those two candidates. Ordinarily, a recount may be initiated only if the difference between the winning and losing candidates is not more than one percent of the total vote cast for those two candidates. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/19/2009Committee
01/19/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098614468
01/19/2009Presented and ordered printed 098614468
01/19/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2544)
01/22/2009Assigned P & E sub: Campaign Finance
01/28/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
01/30/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Read first time
02/03/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/04/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-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 (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Passed by for the day
02/23/2009Passed by for the day
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Passed Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Enrolled
02/28/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2544ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
02/28/2009Signed by President
03/03/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2544ER)
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 386 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0386)