Elections; member of local office, elected school board, etc., to take oath before first meeting. (HB1702)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; filling vacancies in certain local offices.  Restores an exemption for towns with a population less than 3,500 from the requirement that any vacancy in a governing body or elected school board shall be filled by special election. Under the exemption, vacancies shall be filled by an appointment of the majority of the remaining members of the body or board. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100821D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2011Assigned P & E sub: #2 Elections
01/17/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1702)
01/25/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
01/28/2011Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2011Committee substitute printed 11104363D-H1
01/31/2011Read first time
02/01/2011Read second time
02/01/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104363D-H1
02/01/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1702H1
02/02/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1702H1)
02/03/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/07/2011Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
02/15/2011Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Read third time
02/18/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1702ER)
02/25/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1702ER)
02/25/2011Signed by Speaker
02/25/2011Signed by President
03/14/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 78 (effective 7/1/11)
03/14/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0078)