Political candidates; removes exception by which an incumbent may determine method of nomination. (HB78)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan) with support from co-patron Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Nomination of candidates for political office. Removes the exception by which an incumbent of the General Assembly may determine the method of nomination used by his political party for reelection to his office. If this provision were removed, the method of nomination would be chosen by the political party for that district, which is the current standard in nominations where there is no incumbent or the incumbent fails to make a designation. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/30/2009Committee
12/30/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100861D
12/30/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2010Assigned P & E sub: #2 Elections
01/18/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB78)
02/02/2010Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2010Left in Privileges and Elections

Comments

robert legge writes:

Sounds reasonable.