Elections; administrative matters and duties of electoral board and general registrar. (HB623)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections, administrative matters, and duties of the electoral board and general registrar.  Provides for certain administrative efficiencies: permits general registrar to administer oath to voting equipment custodians; clarifies method to give notice of change in location of general registrar's office; modernizes procedures to give public notice of registration times and primaries; and permits absentee ballot envelopes to be opened before election day so long as the ballots are placed in a secure ballot container and no count is initiated. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103714D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/16/2012Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
01/24/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB623)
01/27/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Read first time
01/31/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/21/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012Read third time
02/24/2012Reading of amendments waived
02/24/2012Committee amendments agreed to
02/24/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/24/2012Passed Senate with amendments (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012Passed Senate with amendments (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Placed on Calendar
02/28/2012Senate amendments agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/28/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB623ER)
03/05/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB623ER)
03/05/2012Signed by Speaker
03/07/2012Signed by President
03/09/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB623ER)
03/22/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 328 (effective 7/1/12)
03/22/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0328)


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 2 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB566.