Polling places; provides for extension of polling hours in emergency situations. (SB796)

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


02/21/2008Introduced at the request of Governor
02/21/2008Presented and ordered printed 089507802
02/21/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/26/2008Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2008Committee substitute printed 089508201-S1
02/28/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB796S1)
02/28/2008Read first time
02/29/2008Passed by for the day
03/03/2008Read second time
03/03/2008Floor substitute printed 089510216-S2 (Cuccinelli)
03/03/2008Reading of substitute waived
03/03/2008Passed by for the day
03/04/2008Floor substitute printed 089511216-S3 (Cuccinelli)
03/04/2008Read second time
03/04/2008Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2008Committee substitute agreed to 089508201-S1
03/04/2008Reading of amendments waived
03/04/2008Amendment #1 by Senator Barker agreed to
03/04/2008Amendment #2 by Senator Barker withdrawn
03/04/2008Reading of amendment waived
03/04/2008Amendment by Senator McEachin rejected
03/04/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB796ES1
03/04/2008Printed as engrossed 089508201-ES1
03/04/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2008Pending question ordered (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2008Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2008Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2008Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2008Communicated to House
03/05/2008Placed on Calendar
03/05/2008Read first time
03/05/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
03/06/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB796ES1)
03/07/2008Continued to 2009 in Privileges and Elections
12/04/2008Left in Privileges and Elections

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1230.