Candidates in elections; party nominating methods for statewide or General Assembly district office. (SB1260)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Party nominating methods. Provides that no political party shall determine its candidates for statewide or General Assembly district office by a method that has the practical effect of excluding participation in the nominating process by active duty military personnel and military reservists or by individuals who are unable to attend meetings because of military service-related injuries, regardless of their duty station or location. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2013Presented and ordered printed
01/11/2013Presented and ordered printed 13102966D
01/11/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1260)
01/29/2013Stricken at request of Patron in Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Travis Witt writes:


Some are eliminated from voting but because there is no registrating in VA of political party, we open up the opportunity for those who oppose our values to help "decide" our candidates. Is this law designed to protect an encumbent, make sure that moderate Republicans are elected, or is it something that I have completely overlooked? Pandering in the name of the military or others at the expense of the true reason for this bill is a bogus argument.