Local officers; senior judge may appoint temporary member to electoral board. (HB1335)

Introduced By

Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton) with support from co-patron Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local officers. Requires localities to temporarily designate someone to fill the position of an appointed officer in the case of an absence or disability. Currently, such authority is optional. Also, in the case of an emergency, the Chief Judge of the Circuit, or his designee, may appoint a temporary member to the electoral board in the event of one member's temporary absence or disability. Amends § 15.2-1503, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 11/16/2012 Committee
  • 11/16/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100169D
  • 11/16/2012 Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
  • 01/11/2013 Assigned CC & T sub: #1
  • 01/23/2013 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
  • 01/25/2013 Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/25/2013 Committee substitute printed 13104581D-H1
  • 01/28/2013 Read first time
  • 01/29/2013 Read second time
  • 01/29/2013 Committee substitute agreed to 13104581D-H1
  • 01/29/2013 Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1335H1
  • 01/30/2013 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
  • 01/30/2013 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/31/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 01/31/2013 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 02/12/2013 Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/14/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/15/2013 Read third time
  • 02/15/2013 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/21/2013 Enrolled
  • 02/21/2013 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1335ER)
  • 02/21/2013 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/21/2013 Signed by President
  • 03/16/2013 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 409 (effective 7/1/13)
  • 03/16/2013 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0409)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.