Jury commissioners; retention of information obtained from those not qualified to serve. (HB1315)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Jury commissioners; lists of unqualified persons transmitted to State Board of Elections. Requires jury commissioners to transmit to the State Board of Elections a list of those persons not qualified to serve as jurors as a result of (i) not being a citizen of the United States, (ii) no longer being a resident of the Commonwealth, (iii) being a resident of another county or city in the Commonwealth, (iv) having been convicted of a felony and not having had voting rights restored, or (v) having been adjudicated incapacitated. The bill requires the State Board provide such a list to the general registrars for purposes of cancelling voter registration but prohibits cancellation of a voter's registration solely because his name appears on such list in the 60 days prior to any election. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/16/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100786D
11/16/2014Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2015Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/21/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1315)
02/05/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/05/2015Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2015Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Committee substitute printed 15104876D-H1
02/07/2015Read first time
02/08/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1315H1)
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104876D-H1
02/09/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1315H1
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House (74-Y 26-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (74-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/17/2015Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Passed by for the day (0-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Read third time
02/20/2015Reading of amendment waived
02/20/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2015Passed Senate with amendment (36-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Placed on Calendar
02/24/2015Senate amendment agreed to by House (87-Y 12-N)
02/24/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (87-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1315ER)
03/06/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1315ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/27/2015Governor's recommendation received by House
04/14/2015Placed on Calendar
04/15/2015House rejected Governor's recommendation (32-Y 67-N)
04/15/2015VOTE: REJECTED (32-Y 67-N) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015Communicated to Governor
04/30/2015G Vetoed by Governor


This bill mentions Southampton, Vote.


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 9 minutes.


ACLU-VA Voting Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia is opposed to this legislation. In accordance with the National Voter Registration Act, a voter's registration may not be cancelled within 90 days of an election and Virginia law permits voters 30 days to reply to a notice of cancellation from a general registrar.