Registered voters; persons who voted in certain elections, no disclosure of social security numbers. (HB2056)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Mike Futrell (D-Woodbridge), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Election administration; lists of registered voters and persons who voted in certain elections. Requires the Department of Elections to provide lists of registered voters at a reasonable cost to any person requesting such lists for political or governmental purposes. Current law permits the provision of such lists only to specific persons or entities. The bill requires persons receiving such lists to sign a statement, subject to felony penalties for making false statements, that the list is government property and is to be used only for political or governmental purposes, and repeals a redundant section related to such statement. The bill also requires the local electoral boards to provide to the Department of Elections within 14 days after the election the list of persons who voted, including those who voted provisionally and were determined to be entitled to vote. Current law requires the list be submitted within 60 days. The bill also contains technical amendments to reflect the administrative reorganization of the Department of Elections that took effect July 1, 2014. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101760D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/2015Assigned P & E sub: Campaign Finance
01/26/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2056)
02/04/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/06/2015Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Committee substitute printed 15104842D-H1
02/07/2015Read first time
02/08/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2056H1)
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104842D-H1
02/09/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2056H1
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House (98-Y 2-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 2-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 (13-Y 0-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
02/20/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2056ER)
02/25/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2056ER)
02/25/2015Signed by Speaker
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/26/2015Signed by President
02/26/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/26/15
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/27/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 712 (effective 7/1/15)
03/27/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0712)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.


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

The ACLU of Virginia supports this legislation.