Candidate petitions for primaries and general elections; requirements for petition circulators. (SB613)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Candidate petitions for primaries and general elections.  Replaces the requirement that petition circulators be qualified to vote for or to register to vote for the office for which the petition is being circulated with the requirement that the circulator be age 18 or older. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2012Unanimous consent to introduce
01/19/2012Presented and ordered printed 12104163D
01/19/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB613)
01/24/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2012Committee substitute printed 12104644D-S1
01/25/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB613S1)
01/26/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2012Read second time
01/27/2012Reading of substitute waived
01/27/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104644D-S1
01/27/2012Emergency clause added
01/27/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB613S1
01/30/2012Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/17/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Read second time
02/21/2012Read third time
02/21/2012Passed House (95-Y 4-N)
02/21/2012VOTE: PASSAGE EMERGENCY (95-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB613S1)
02/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB613ER)
02/24/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB613ER)
02/24/2012Signed by Speaker
02/27/2012Signed by President
03/07/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 166 (effective 3/7/12)
03/07/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0166)
03/09/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB613)
03/09/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB613ER)


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 4 minutes.