Candidate petitions for primaries and general elections; requirements for petition circulators. (HB1133)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Primary elections; presidential primaries.  Provides that the political party will determine the rules governing participation in and access to the primary ballot. If a petition requirement is adopted by the party, the signature requirement cannot be greater than the law requires for independent candidates or non-party groups. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2012Presented and ordered printed 12103364D
01/12/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/2012Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
01/24/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (3-Y 2-N)
01/27/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1133)
01/27/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2012Committee substitute printed 12104832D-H1
01/30/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1133H1)
01/30/2012Read first time
01/31/2012Read second time
01/31/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104832D-H1
01/31/2012Emergency clause added
01/31/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1133H1
02/01/2012Passed by for the day
02/02/2012Passed by for the day
02/03/2012Passed by for the day
02/06/2012Passed by for the day
02/07/2012Read third time and passed House (80-Y 18-N)
02/07/2012VOTE: PASSAGE EMERGENCY (80-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/15/2012Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
02/21/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012Read third time
02/24/2012Passed Senate (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1133H1)
03/01/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1133ER)
03/01/2012Signed by Speaker
03/03/2012Signed by President
03/05/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1133ER)
03/09/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1133ER)
04/04/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 538 (effective 4/4/12)
04/04/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0538)


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.