Constitutional and local offices; special election to fill vacancy. (HB1024)

Introduced By

Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; vacancies in elected constitutional and local offices. Requires the court to order a special election for a vacancy in any elected constitutional or local office to be held on the date of the next general election, unless the governing body filing the petition for a writ of election requests in its petition a different date for the special election, in which case the court is required to order the election be held on that date if it complies with current law regarding times for special elections. However, if the vacancy occurs within 90 days of the next general election, the special election shall be held on the second general election, unless otherwise requested in the petition. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102106D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2014Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments
01/27/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/31/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1024)
01/31/2014Reported from Privileges and Elections (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2014Read first time
02/04/2014Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/05/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2014Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/25/2014Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
02/27/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/28/2014Read third time
02/28/2014Reading of amendment waived
02/28/2014Committee amendment agreed to
02/28/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/28/2014Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
03/03/2014Placed on Calendar
03/04/2014Senate amendment agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
03/04/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1024ER)
03/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1024ER)
03/06/2014Signed by Speaker
03/09/2014Signed by President
04/01/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 476 (effective 7/1/14)
04/01/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0476)


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 2 minutes.