Congressional districts; petition requirements for candidates for statewide offices. (HB1151)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Petition requirements for candidates for statewide offices.  Provides that the petition requirement for statewide office candidates of 400 signatures from each congressional district may be met on the basis of the existing congressional districts if the new decennial congressional redistricting plan has not been enacted and approved for implementation under 5 of the Voting Rights Act before January 1 of the election year. The bill further provides that references to the usual June primary date in a petition will not be cause to invalidate the petition if the primary date is altered by law. This bill has an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2012Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause 12103718D
01/16/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/23/2012Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
02/06/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1151)
02/07/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/10/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Read second time
02/13/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/13/2012Engrossed by House as amended HB1151E
02/13/2012Printed as engrossed 12103718D-E
02/14/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1151E)
02/14/2012Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2012VOTE: PASSAGE EMERGENCY (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/28/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections (14-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)
03/08/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1151ER)
03/08/2012Signed by Speaker
03/09/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1151ER)
03/09/2012Signed by President
04/09/2012Governor's recommendation received by House
04/17/2012Placed on Calendar
04/18/2012House concurred in Governor's recommendation (96-Y 0-N)
04/18/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012G Emergency clause deleted by Governor's recommendation
04/18/2012Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2012Reenrolled bill text (HB1151ER2)
04/18/2012Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2012Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 791 (effective 1/1/13)
04/18/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0791)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.