Constitutional amendment; General Assembly to delay reconvened session (voter referendum). (HB1021)

Introduced By

Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)

Progress

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

Description

Constitutional amendment (voter referendum); legislative sessions.  Provides for a referendum at the November 6, 2012, election to approve or reject an amendment authorizing the General Assembly to delay the reconvened session for a period of up to one week. The Constitution now provides that the reconvened session will be held on the sixth Wednesday after adjournment of a regular or special session. The proposed amendment would allow the General Assembly to postpone the reconvened session for a brief period; for example, to avoid convening on a religious holiday. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2012Committee
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101327D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/2012Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee
01/30/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/03/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2012Read first time
02/07/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2012Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/17/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1021)
02/28/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Read third time
03/02/2012Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Enrolled
03/08/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1021ER)
03/08/2012Signed by Speaker
03/09/2012Signed by President
03/12/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1021ER)
04/04/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 533 (effective 1/1/13 - see bill)
04/04/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0533)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.