Elections, State Board of; provides for Department of Elections and Commissioner of Elections. (SB1229)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Board of Elections; Director of Elections. Increases the size of the State Board of Elections from three to five members. The bill also provides for the position of Director of Elections to be hired by the State Board with the concurrence of at least four of its members, subject to confirmation by the General Assembly, as head of the elections agency, in place of the present position of the Secretary who is a member of the State Board appointed by the Governor. The Director may be removed only by a vote of at least four members of the State Board. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101868D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/29/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (10-Y 3-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
01/29/2013Committee substitute printed 13104508D-S1
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 13104508D-S1
02/01/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1229S1
02/04/2013Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 7-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: Campaign Finance Subcommittee
02/13/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
02/14/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1229S1)
02/15/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read second time
02/19/2013Read third time
02/19/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/19/2013Engrossed by House as amended SB1229
02/19/2013Passed House with amendment (94-Y 5-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013House amendment rejected by Senate (3-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013House insisted on amendment
02/21/2013House requested conference committee
02/21/2013Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2013Senators: Vogel, Stuart, Petersen
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2013Delegates: Cole, O'Quinn, Hester
02/22/2013Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Conference report agreed to by House (94-Y 0-N)
02/22/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1229ER)
03/04/2013Signed by President
03/05/2013Signed by Speaker
03/07/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1229ER)
03/18/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 542 (effective 7/1/14)
03/18/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0542)


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 3 minutes.