Absentee ballots; no individual, etc., shall mail 25 or more completed applications for voters. (HB1725)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee voting; handling of absentee ballot applications by third parties. Requires any person who offers to mail or deliver 25 or more absentee ballot applications to first register with the State Board of Elections, receive training, and include a specified notice and information to applicants. The bill includes requirements for the timely return of applications. Failure to comply with these requirements is a Class 4 misdemeanor; destruction of or failure to mail an application is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Also, any person who knowingly aids or abets, or attempts to aid or abet, a violation of the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101841D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/11/2013Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
01/11/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1725)
01/16/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1725)
01/22/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
01/22/2013Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Committee substitute printed 13104580D-H1
01/25/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2013Assigned App. sub: General Government
01/30/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/30/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/2013Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104580D-H1
02/04/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1725H1
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House (83-Y 11-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (83-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/08/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/19/2013Left in Privileges and Elections


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 11 minutes.