Elections; persons entitled to place on ballot when in compliance with campaign finance disclosure. (SB281)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Smith (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; persons entitled to place on ballot; compliance with campaign finance disclosure provisions. Provides that a candidate will not be entitled to have his name printed on the ballot unless he has filed all required campaign finance reports and satisfied all civil and criminal penalties imposed under the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102682D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/2012Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
02/02/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB281)
02/07/2012Committee substitute printed 12105183D-S1
02/07/2012Continued to 2013 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB281S1)


H Bruce Prillaman writes:

Would the Senator also like to address the residency issue as well in his bill?
With specifics and intent as to Domicile and Abode requirements. [(Sachs V Horan 1996 Virginia Supreme Court) Wherein Domicile - intention to remain there for an unlimited time Abode - physical place where a person lives.] As required by Virginia Constitution Article II Section 5 and Section 1

ARTICLE II Franchise and Officers
Section 5. Qualifications to hold elective office.The only qualification to hold any office of the Commonwealth or of its governmental units, elective by the people, shall be that a person must have been a resident of the Commonwealth for one year next preceding his election and be qualified to vote for that office, except as otherwise provided in this Constitution
Section 1. Qualifications of voters.The residence requirements shall be that each voter shall be a resident of the Commonwealth and of the precinct where he votes. Residence, for all purposes of qualification to vote, requires both domicile and a place of abode.