Absentee ballots; duties of electoral board to send within three business days, penalty. (HB50)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee voting; duties of the general registrar; penalty.  Clarifies that any general registrar who fails, due to gross negligence or willful misconduct, to send or deliver an absentee ballot within three business days of receiving a properly completed application is guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/22/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102351D
12/22/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2010Assigned P & E sub: #3 Campaign Finance
01/18/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB50)
01/27/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
01/29/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2010Read first time
02/02/2010Read second time
02/02/2010Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/2010Engrossed by House as amended HB50E
02/02/2010Printed as engrossed 10102351D-E
02/03/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE(98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/08/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB50E)
02/22/2010Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
03/02/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2010Read third time
03/05/2010Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB50ER)
03/12/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB50ER)
03/12/2010Signed by Speaker
03/13/2010Signed by President
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 538 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0538)


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.