Voting equipment; technical amendments to reflect updates in equipment technology. (SB456)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


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 Two outdated sections regarding mechanical voting devices and ballots generally were repealed.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 14101170D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/10/2014Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
01/15/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB456)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB456)
02/04/2014Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
02/06/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Read second time
02/07/2014Reading of amendments waived
02/07/2014Committee amendments agreed to
02/07/2014Emergency clause added
02/07/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended SB456E
02/07/2014Printed as engrossed 14101170D-E
02/10/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB456E)
02/10/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2014Placed on Calendar
02/12/2014Read first time
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/13/2014Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments
02/17/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/28/2014Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2014Read second time
03/04/2014Read third time
03/04/2014Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/04/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB456ER)
03/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB456ER)
03/06/2014Signed by Speaker
03/09/2014Signed by President
04/03/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 540 (effective 4/3/14)
04/03/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0540)


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 40 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB679.