HB1225: Voting equipment; allows acquisition of direct recording electronic machines by any locality.


HOUSE BILL NO. 1225
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections)
on February 23, 2010)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Delegate Toscano)
A BILL to amend and reenact ? 24.2-626 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the acquisition of electronic voting or counting systems.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That ? 24.2-626 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

? 24.2-626. Governing bodies shall acquire electronic voting or counting systems.

The governing body of each county and city shall provide for the use of electronic voting or counting systems, of a kind approved by the State Board, at every precinct and for all elections held in the county, the city, or any part of the county or city.

Each county and city governing body shall purchase, lease, lease purchase, or otherwise acquire such systems and may provide for the payment therefor in the manner it deems proper. Systems of different kinds may be adopted for use and be used in different precincts of the same county or city, or within a precinct or precincts in a county or city, subject to the approval of the State Board.

On and after July 1, 2007, no county or city shall acquire any direct recording electronic machine (DRE) for use in elections in the county or city except as provided herein:

1. DREs acquired prior to July 1, 2007, may be used in elections in the county or city for the remainder of their useful life.

2. In addition, aAny locality that acquired DREs prior to July 1, 2007, may acquire DREs on a temporary basis to conduct an election when the existing DRE inventory is insufficient to conduct the election because all or part of its inventory is under lock or seal as required by ? 24.2-659.

3. Any locality may acquire DREs from another locality within the Commonwealth, from among their existing inventories, for the expressed purpose of providing accessible voting equipment as required by ? 24.2-626.1. The local electoral board shall notify the State Board when acquiring any DRE under this provision and shall certify to the State Board that the DRE acquired under this provision is necessary to meet accessible voting requirements.


HOUSE BILL NO. 1225
House Amendments in [ ] ? February 12, 2010
A BILL to amend and reenact ? 24.2-626 of the Code of Virginia, relating to elections; acquisition of voting equipment by localities.
Patron Prior to Engrossment--Delegate Toscano

Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That ? 24.2-626 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

? 24.2-626. Governing bodies shall acquire electronic voting or counting systems.

The governing body of each county and city shall provide for the use of electronic voting or counting systems, of a kind approved by the State Board, at every precinct and for all elections held in the county, the city, or any part of the county or city.

Each county and city governing body shall purchase, lease, lease purchase, or otherwise acquire such systems and may provide for the payment therefor in the manner it deems proper. Systems of different kinds may be adopted for use and be used in different precincts of the same county or city, or within a precinct or precincts in a county or city, subject to the approval of the State Board.

On and after July 1, 2007, no county or city shall acquire any direct recording electronic machine (DRE) for use in elections in the county or city except as provided herein [ . :

1. ] DREs acquired prior to July 1, 2007, may be used in elections in the county or city for the remainder of their useful life. [ In addition, any

2. Any ] locality that acquired DREs prior to July 1, 2007, may acquire DREs on a temporary basis to conduct an election when the existing DRE inventory is insufficient to conduct the election because all or part of its inventory is under lock or seal as required by ? 24.2-659 [ or for the purpose of providing one voting system at each polling place equipped for individuals with disabilities as required by ? 24.2-626.1 or as otherwise required by federal law .

3. Any locality may acquire DREs for the purpose of providing one voting system at each polling place equipped for individuals with disabilities as required by ? 24.2-626.1 or as otherwise required by federal law. The local electoral board shall notify the State Board when acquiring DREs under this subdivision and shall certify to the State Board that the DREs acquired under this subdivision are necessary to meet accessible voting requirements ] .

HOUSE BILL NO. 1225
Offered January 15, 2010
A BILL to amend and reenact § 24.2-626 of the Code of Virginia, relating to elections; acquisition of voting equipment by localities.
Patron-- Toscano

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 24.2-626 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 24.2-626. Governing bodies shall acquire electronic voting or counting systems.

The governing body of each county and city shall provide for the use of electronic voting or counting systems, of a kind approved by the State Board, at every precinct and for all elections held in the county, the city, or any part of the county or city.

Each county and city governing body shall purchase, lease, lease purchase, or otherwise acquire such systems and may provide for the payment therefor in the manner it deems proper. Systems of different kinds may be adopted for use and be used in different precincts of the same county or city, or within a precinct or precincts in a county or city, subject to the approval of the State Board.

On and after July 1, 2007, no county or city shall acquire any direct recording electronic machine (DRE) for use in elections in the county or city except as provided herein. DREs acquired prior to July 1, 2007, may be used in elections in the county or city for the remainder of their useful life. In addition, any locality that acquired DREs prior to July 1, 2007, may acquire DREs on a temporary basis to conduct an election when the existing DRE inventory is insufficient to conduct the election because all or part of its inventory is under lock or seal as required by § 24.2-659 or for the purpose of providing one voting system at each polling place equipped for individuals with disabilities as required by § 24.2-626.1 or as otherwise required by federal law.