Elections; extension of polling hours in emergency declared by Governor. (SB1230)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; emergencies; extension of polling hours. Provides for a court-ordered extension of polling hours in emergency situations and situations that interfere with the ability of voters to travel to the polls. The bill provides that no extension shall exceed three hours. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 095590201
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/19/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1230)
02/03/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Read second time
02/06/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1230E
02/06/2009Printed as engrossed 095590201-E
02/09/2009Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1230E)
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 passing by indefinitely
02/28/2009Left in Privileges and Elections


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 5 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB796.