Primary dates; presidential primary. (HB55)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Primary dates; presidential primary.  Provides that all primaries for offices to be filled at the November election in presidential election years shall be held on the date of the presidential primary. With respect to candidates for election in November of a presidential election year, the bill also lifts the requirement that petition signatures must be collected after January 1 of the presidential election year. Read the Bill »


11/26/2012: Failed to Pass in Committee


12/19/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101215D
12/19/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/12/2012Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee
01/23/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/27/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Read first time
01/31/2012Passed by for the day
01/31/2012Floor substitute printed 12104887D-H1 (Cole )
02/01/2012Read second time
02/01/2012Substitute by Delegate Cole agreed to 12104887D-H1
02/01/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB55H1
02/02/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB55H1)
02/02/2012Read third time and passed House (71-Y 28-N 1-A)
02/02/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (71-Y 28-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/15/2012Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
02/21/2012Continued to 2013 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
11/26/2012Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)