Elections; verification of registered voter lists. (HB2642)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), and Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; voter registration procedures and revisions; duties of the State Board of Elections with respect to registration procedures; payments for petition signatures or registrations; penalties. Provides various revisions in voter registration procedures: (i) requires proof of citizenship with registration applications effective January 1, 2010; (ii) provides that third-party voter registration organizations must register with the State Board, which shall maintain a list of all registered voter registration drives and post this list on its website, that such organizations must provide quarterly reports to the State Board of all voter registration drives they conducted during that quarter, and that fines may be assessed against such organizations for failing to return voter registration applications or failing to return such applications in a timely manner; (iii) makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor to pay or receive compensation on a fee per signature or on a basis related to the number of signatures obtained for circulating election-related petitions or completing and submitting voter registration applications; (iv) directs (with an emergency clause) the State Board to conduct a pilot program with at least three other states by July 1, 2009, to determine the number of duplicate registrations and to report in July 2009 to the Committees on Privileges and Elections on the number of duplicate registrations discovered and the steps taken by the Board to eliminate duplicate registrations; and (v) provides, contingent on the appropriation of sufficient funds, that by October 1, 2009, the State Board shall conduct a match of the registered voter lists with the deceased persons lists of the Social Security Administration and mail a notice to all registered voters to obtain Postal Service returns of undeliverable mail. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/23/2009Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause 098559508
01/23/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/27/2009Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/30/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2642)
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 095627672-H1
02/08/2009Read first time
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 095627672-H1
02/09/2009Emergency clause deleted
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2642H1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/10/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/12/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2642H1)
02/17/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
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
02/20/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2009Passed Senate with amendments (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
02/23/2009Engrossed 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 (98-Y 0-N)
02/25/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2642ER)
03/04/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2642ER)
03/05/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 492 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0492)


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.