Presidential electors; candidate petitions, required signatures, etc. (HB1346)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Presidential primaries; candidate petitions. Reduces the required number of total petition signatures statewide from 10,000 to 5,000 and the required number of petition signatures from each congressional district from 400 to 200 for presidential primaries. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/21/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101133D
11/21/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/08/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1346)
01/11/2013Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
01/29/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/12/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Committee substitute printed 13104888D-S1
02/14/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Read third time
02/15/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/15/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104888D-S1
02/15/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1346S1
02/15/2013Passed Senate with substitute (27-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Placed on Calendar
02/19/2013Senate substitute agreed to by House 13104888D-S1 (100-Y 0-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1346ER)
02/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1346ER)
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
03/20/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 550 (effective 7/1/13)
03/20/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0550)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.