Direct recording electronic machines (DREs); permit localities to obtain DREs already owned. (SB593)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Board of Elections; Acquisition of DREs. Currently, cities and counties are prohibited from acquiring direct recording electronic machines (DREs) for use in elections. The proposed bill would permit localities to obtain DREs already owned by other localities for the purpose of providing accessible voting equipment as required by Virginia and Federal law. This bill would maintain the existing ban on DREs and would not permit any new DREs to be purchased by any locality. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10104122D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB593)
01/26/2010Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
02/09/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2010Read second time
02/12/2010Reading of amendment waived
02/12/2010Committee amendment agreed to
02/12/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended SB593E
02/12/2010Printed as engrossed 10104122D-E
02/12/2010Engrossed bill reprinted 10104122D-E
02/15/2010Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB593E)
02/17/2010Placed on Calendar
02/17/2010Read first time
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/19/2010Assigned P & E sub: #3 Campaign Finance
02/24/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-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
03/03/2010Passed by for the day
03/04/2010Passed by for the day
03/05/2010Read third time
03/05/2010Floor substitute printed 10105845D-H1 (Toscano)
03/05/2010Substitute by Delegate Toscano rejected 10105845D-H1
03/05/2010Amendment by Delegate Sickles agreed to
03/05/2010Engrossed by House as amended
03/05/2010Passed House with amendment (98-Y 1-N)
03/05/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB593H1)
03/13/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB593ER)
03/14/2010Signed by Speaker
03/15/2010Signed by President
03/16/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB593ER)
04/10/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 356 (effective 7/1/10)
04/10/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0356)


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 4 minutes.