SJ74: Constitutional amendment; nomination of candidates for elective office (first reference).

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 74

Offered January 8, 2014
Prefiled January 8, 2014
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Virginia by adding in Article II a section numbered 4-A, relating to the selection of nomination process by political party for candidates for elective office.
Patron-- Wagner

Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, a majority of the members elected to each house agreeing, That the following amendment to the Constitution of Virginia be, and the same hereby is, proposed and referred to the General Assembly at its first regular session held after the next general election of members of the House of Delegates for its concurrence in conformity with the provisions of Section 1 of Article XII of the Constitution of Virginia, namely:

Amend the Constitution of Virginia by adding in Article II a section numbered 4-A as follows:

ARTICLE II
FRANCHISE AND OFFICERS

Section 4-A. Nomination of candidates for elective office.

Each political party shall have the right to determine the method by which it nominates its candidates for state, county, city, and district offices. No political party shall determine that its candidates for elective office shall be nominated by a method that will have the practical effect of excluding participation in the nomination process by otherwise eligible active duty military personnel, including military reservists and Virginia National Guard personnel.