Election laws; gives Attorney General authority to enforce and prosecute violations. (SB416)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester) with support from co-patron Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Election laws; enforcement and prosecution.  Gives the Attorney General the independent authority to enforce and prosecute violations of election laws in addition to the existing authority granted to the Attorney General pursuant to a unanimous vote of all members of the Board of Elections requesting the Attorney General to assist the attorney for the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


02/09/2010: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10
01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103536D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/26/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2010Passed by for the day
01/29/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB416)
02/01/2010Read second time
02/01/2010Motion to recommit to committee agreed to
02/01/2010Recommitted to Privileges and Elections
02/09/2010Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)