Elections; method of nominating party candidates. (SB1255)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Smith (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; method of nominating party candidates. Removes the power of incumbent officeholders in some cases to insist on a primary as the method of nominating political party candidates and removes the power of General Assembly incumbents seeking reelection to determine the method of nomination. The current power to determine the method of nominating party candidates to the duly constituted authorities of the political party remains. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102366D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/19/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1255)
01/20/2015Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)


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