Voter identification requirements; concealed handgun permits as acceptable form of identification. (SB663)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Smith (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; persons permitted to vote; identification requirements.  Adds concealed handgun permits to the list of acceptable forms of identification to vote. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/20/2012Presented and ordered printed 12102154D
01/20/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB663)
01/31/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2012Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/13/2012Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
02/21/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
02/24/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Read second time
02/28/2012Read third time
02/28/2012Passed House (86-Y 11-N)
02/28/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (86-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB663ER)
03/02/2012Signed by Speaker
03/05/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB663ER)
03/05/2012Signed by President
03/09/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB663ER)
04/09/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 723 (effective 7/1/12)
04/09/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0723)


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 1 minute.