Voting equipment; technical amendments to reflect updates in equipment technology. (HB679)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; voting equipment. Makes technical amendments to reflect updates in voting equipment technology. The bill also authorizes the State Board to conduct audits of ballot scanner machines; currently, these audits are conducted as part of a pilot program. Two outdated sections regarding mechanical voting devices and ballots generally were repealed. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101169D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/10/2014Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
01/17/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB679)
01/23/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB679)
01/24/2014Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2014Read first time
01/28/2014Read second time
01/28/2014Committee amendments agreed to
01/28/2014Emergency clause added
01/28/2014Engrossed by House as amended HB679E
01/28/2014Printed as engrossed 14101169D-E
01/29/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/29/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2014Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/03/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB679E)
02/18/2014Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)
02/20/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2014Read third time
02/21/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB679ER)
02/25/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB679ER)
02/25/2014Signed by Speaker
02/27/2014Signed by President
04/04/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 576 (effective 4/4/14)
04/04/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0576)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB456.