Constitutional amendments; information provided to voters on State Board of Elections' website. (HB1386)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Constitutional amendments; information provided to voters.  Provides that the State Board of Elections will make information about pending constitutional amendments available on its website rather than by publishing it at length in newspapers. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


02/04/2010Presented and ordered printed
02/04/2010Unanimous consent to introduce
02/04/2010Presented and ordered printed 10105028D
02/04/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/08/2010Assigned P & E sub: #2 Elections
02/09/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (11-Y 9-N)
02/09/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 2-N)
02/09/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (11-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Read first time
02/12/2010Read second time
02/12/2010Committee amendment agreed to
02/12/2010Engrossment refused by House


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 2 minutes.


Carol Lindstrom writes:

oh..yeah...and the amendment will provide for every household to have internet access? Can't wait to see the full text of this one...I do so love Photosynthesis. This is the greatest website ever!!!

marsha maines writes:

I think this is a GOOD bill, because it mandates that BEFORE any Constitutional Amendment should be enacted by the General Assembly, it MUST FIRST be PUBLISHED to the newspapers & internet TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. This means we could actually get the public to "see" what's going on in our government instead of them changing our laws without any notice to us like they've been doing for over a decade. I have no clue what Ms Lindstrom is referring to. Internet access is free to all citizens at all public libraries if you need it. This bill is about INFORMING THE PUBLIC in writing 90 days BEFORE the vote.