Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act; administration of election laws for military voters. (SB565)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield) with support from co-patrons Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon), and Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; military and overseas voters.  Improves registration and absentee voting procedures for military and overseas voters; includes authorization for pilot programs for secure electronic ballot delivery and other reforms. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2012Presented and ordered printed
01/17/2012Presented and ordered printed 12103623D
01/17/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/19/2012Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
02/07/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB565)
02/07/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/13/2012Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Placed on Calendar
02/15/2012Read first time
02/15/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/16/2012Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
02/21/2012Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2013 with substitute
02/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB565)
02/24/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012Committee substitute printed 12105595D-H1
02/27/2012Read second time
02/28/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB565H1)
02/28/2012Read third time
02/28/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105595D-H1
02/28/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB565H1
02/28/2012Passed House with substitute (98-Y 0-N)
02/28/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Title replaced 12105595D-H1
03/06/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB565ER)
03/06/2012Signed by Speaker
03/08/2012Signed by President
03/15/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB565ER)
03/22/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 353 (effective 7/1/12)
03/22/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0353)


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.