Absentee voting; firefighters and other first responders are entitled thereto. (SB1070)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)


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


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090522806
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1070)
01/27/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1070)
01/30/2009Read second time
01/30/2009Reading of amendment waived
01/30/2009Committee amendment agreed to
01/30/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1070E
01/30/2009Printed as engrossed 090522806-E
02/02/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1070E)
02/02/2009Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/16/2009Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/17/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting and referring to Appropriations
02/20/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/23/2009Reported from Appropriations (24-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Read second time
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/25/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1070ER)
03/05/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker
03/09/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1070ER)
03/30/2009Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/30/2009Governor's substitute printed 095656802-S1
04/07/2009Placed on Calendar
04/08/2009Previous question ordered (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation rejected (18-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Speaker ruled recommendation by Governor not germane
04/08/2009Communicated to Governor
05/06/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 873 (effective 7/1/09)
05/06/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0873)