Elections, State Board of; provides for position of Director of Elections. (HB527)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Board of Elections; Director of Elections. Increases the size of the State Board from three to five members. Provides for the position of Director of Elections to be hired by the State Board with the concurrence of at least four of its members, subject to confirmation by the General Assembly, as head of the elections agency, in place of the present position of the Secretary who is a member of the State Board appointed by the Governor. The Director may be removed only by a vote of at least four members of the State Board. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102386D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2010Assigned P & E sub: #2 Elections
01/25/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB527)
02/09/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 1-N)
02/12/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2010Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/12/2010Assigned App. sub: General Government
02/12/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/12/2010Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House (96-Y 3-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (96-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/22/2010Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
03/02/2010Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (7-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)


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 1 minute.