Handheld wireless communications device; authorized representative at polling place may use certain. (SB49)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Authorized representatives at polling places; use of wireless communication devices. Provides that authorized representatives of political parties or candidates that are permitted to obverse activities at polling places shall be a qualified voter in any jurisdiction in the Commonwealth. Currently, such representatives must be a qualified voter of the county or city where the polling place is located. The bill also permits such representatives to use cellular telephones and other handheld wireless communication devices at polling places. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100879D
01/04/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/12/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB49)
01/26/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2010Read second time
01/29/2010Reading of amendment waived
01/29/2010Committee amendment agreed to
01/29/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended SB49E
01/29/2010Printed as engrossed 10100879D-E
02/01/2010Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB49E)
02/08/2010Placed on Calendar
02/08/2010Read first time
02/08/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/16/2010Assigned P & E sub: #2 Elections
02/23/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/26/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2010Read second time
03/02/2010Passed by for the day
03/03/2010Read third time
03/03/2010Amendments by Delegate May agreed to
03/03/2010Engrossed by House as amended
03/03/2010Passed House with amendments (97-Y 1-N)
03/03/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (97-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2010House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB49ER)
03/12/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB49ER)
03/12/2010Signed by Speaker
03/13/2010Signed by President
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 448 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0448)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.