Polling places; prohibited campaign area. (HB417)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; polling places; prohibited campaign area.  Provides that the requirement to provide an area of 40 feet from the entrance to a polling place applies to the entrance to a polling place contained within a structure. Campaign activities may be allowed by the local electoral board within the structure so long as the prohibited campaign area is enforced within 40 feet of the entrance to the polling place. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103190D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/12/2012Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
01/24/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/27/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB417)
01/27/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Read first time
01/31/2012Passed by for the day
02/01/2012Passed by for the day
02/02/2012Passed by for the day
02/03/2012Read second time
02/03/2012Amendments by Delegate Watts agreed to
02/03/2012Engrossed by House as amended HB417E
02/03/2012Printed as engrossed 12103190D-E
02/06/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB417E)
02/06/2012Read third time and passed House (59-Y 38-N)
02/06/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (59-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/15/2012Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
02/28/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections (14-Y 1-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)
03/05/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB417)
03/07/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB417ER)
03/07/2012Signed by Speaker
03/08/2012Signed by President
03/09/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB417)
03/09/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB417ER)
04/09/2012Governor's recommendation received by House
04/17/2012Placed on Calendar
04/18/2012House concurred in Governor's recommendation (70-Y 25-N)
04/18/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (70-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2012Reenrolled bill text (HB417ER2)
04/18/2012Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2012Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 759 (effective 7/1/12)
04/18/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0759)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 9 minutes.