Absentee voting; persons age 65 and older on day of an election are entitled to vote absentee. (SB724)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Elections; absentee voting. Provides that persons age 65 and older on the day of an election for which an absentee ballot is requested are entitled to vote absentee. Amends § 24.2-700, § 24.2-701, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/03/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13
12/03/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101448D
12/05/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB724)
01/15/2013Committee substitute printed 13104095D-S1
01/15/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (11-Y 3-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/16/2013Incorporates SB873
01/16/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB724S1)
01/17/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2013Read second time
01/18/2013Reading of substitute waived
01/18/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104095D-S1
01/18/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB724S1
01/21/2013Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Placed on Calendar
01/25/2013Read first time
01/25/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/04/2013Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
02/12/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/23/2013Left in Privileges and Elections

Video

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 50 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1394.

Comments

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

The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that provides more opportunities for qualified voters to be able to vote by absentee ballot.