Candidates; recognized political parties to receive consent therefrom before nominating. (HB1203)

Introduced By

Del. Lacey Putney (I-Bedford) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Watkins Abbitt (I-Appomattox), Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Board of Elections; Candidate consent. Requires recognized political parties to receive consent from a candidate before nominating them. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10104072D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1203)
01/21/2010Assigned P & E sub: #1 Constitutional
02/01/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/09/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Read first time
02/12/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/15/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
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
02/23/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2010Read third time
02/26/2010Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1203ER)
03/08/2010Signed by Speaker
03/08/2010Signed by President
03/09/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1203ER)
04/07/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 204 (effective 7/1/10)
04/07/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0204)


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 55 seconds.


Waldo Jaquith writes:

This is interesting. I wonder what the idea is behind it—what problem that it's solving. I've never heard (in my lifetime, anyhow) of a candidate being nominated against his wishes.