Candidates; petition signatures, qualification to have name appear on ballot. (SB1049)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Candidate petition signatures. Provides that the signatures of qualified voters who have been assigned inactive status shall be deemed valid for purposes of candidate petitions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102733D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1049)
01/29/2013Committee substitute printed 13104732D-S1
01/29/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Read second time
02/01/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104732D-S1
02/01/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1049S1
02/04/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1049S1)
02/04/2013Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/06/2013Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
02/12/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/15/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read second time
02/19/2013Read third time
02/19/2013Passed House (91-Y 8-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (91-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1049ER)
02/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1049ER)
02/22/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
03/21/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 684 (effective 7/1/13)
03/21/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0684)


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 55 seconds.


ACLU-VA Voting Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that allows the signatures of all qualified, registered voters who sign a petition to be counted regardless of status.