Elections; filling vacancies in certain local offices, requirements for special elections. (HB1014)

Introduced By

Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; filling vacancies in certain local offices; special elections.  Provides that vacancies in a governing body or elected school board shall be filled by special election. If the vacant position is not that of a constitutional officer, the position may be filled temporarily by an interim appointment. The requirement for a special election would override charter provisions that allow a governing body or school board to appoint a person to serve the entire remaining portion of a term. The exemption for towns with a population of 3,500 or less is removed. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102168D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1014)
01/21/2010Assigned P & E sub: #1 Constitutional
02/01/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/09/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Read first time
02/12/2010Read second time
02/12/2010Committee amendment agreed to
02/12/2010Engrossed by House as amended HB1014E
02/12/2010Printed as engrossed 10102168D-E
02/15/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/15/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1014E)
02/15/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/22/2010Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
03/02/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010Committee substitute printed 10105619D-S1
03/04/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1014S1)
03/04/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2010Read third time
03/05/2010Reading of substitute waived
03/05/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105619D-S1
03/05/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1014S1
03/05/2010Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Placed on Calendar
03/09/2010Passed by for the day
03/10/2010Passed by for the day
03/11/2010Senate substitute agreed to by House 10105619D-S1 (96-Y 0-N)
03/11/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/22/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1014ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/24/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1014ER)
03/25/2010Signed by President
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 431 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0431)