Elections; filings by candidates and political parties. (HB956)

Introduced By

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon) with support from co-patron Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; filings by candidates and political parties. Streamlines the processes by which candidates and political parties file various required filings. The bill also requires that candidates for the General Assembly file electronically the reports required by the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act of 2006; currently, filing these reports electronically is optional. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101171D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/10/2014Assigned P & E sub: Campaign Finance Subcommittee
01/17/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB956)
01/22/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB956)
01/24/2014Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2014Committee substitute printed 14104394D-H1
01/27/2014Read first time
01/28/2014Read second time
01/28/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104394D-H1
01/28/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB956H1
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
02/04/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB956H1)
03/03/2014Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (12-Y 0-N)
03/03/2014Committee substitute printed 14105349D-S1
03/04/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB956S1)
03/05/2014Floor substitute printed 14105525D-S2 (Obenshain)
03/05/2014Read third time
03/05/2014Reading of substitute waived
03/05/2014Committee substitute rejected 14105349D-S1
03/05/2014Substitute by Senator Obenshain agreed to 14105525D-S2
03/05/2014Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB956S2
03/05/2014Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N)
03/05/2014Placed on Calendar
03/06/2014Senate substitute agreed to by House 14105349D-S1 (82-Y 14-N)
03/06/2014Senate substitute agreed to by House 14105525D-S2 (82-Y 14-N)
03/06/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (82-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB956S2)
03/07/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB956ER)
03/07/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB956ER)
03/07/2014Signed by Speaker
03/10/2014Signed by President
04/01/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 473 (effective 7/1/14)
04/01/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0473)


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 4 minutes.