Constitutional amendment; right to a secret ballot (first reference). (SJ88)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patrons Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville), and Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)

Progress

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

Description

Constitutional amendment (first resolution); the right to a secret ballot.  Adds a provision to the Bill of Rights to preserve and protect the right to a secret ballot in elections for office, votes on ballot measures, and votes to designate or authorize employee representation. Read the Bill »

Status

11/26/2012: passed committee

History

  • 01/11/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102630D
  • 01/11/2012 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 01/24/2012 Continued to 2013 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 11/26/2012 Reported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/10/2013 Read first time
  • 01/11/2013 Read second time and engrossed
  • 01/14/2013 Passed by for the day
  • 01/15/2013 Read third time
  • 01/15/2013 Rejected by Senate (19-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/15/2013 Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/15/2013 Rejected by Senate (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/15/2013 Requires 21 affirmative votes for passage

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 13 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.