Voter registration lists; duties of State Board of Elections and general registrars, etc. (SB191)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patrons Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond), and Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Voter registration; duties of the State Board of Elections. Modifies the provision calling for the State Board to cross-check voter registration lists with other states by requiring that the general registrars complete the processing of the list within 30 days of the receipt of the list from the Department of Elections and requiring that the Department of Elections grant an extension of 30 days to process the list if so requested by a general registrar within 48 hours of initial receipt of the list. The bill also prohibits the cancellation of a voter's registration within 90 days prior to a primary or general election solely on the basis of the interstate cross-check program and requires the general registrars to, at a minimum, compare the Virginia voter registration system's registration history and Virginia voting history with the out-of-state registration data provided in the interstate cross-check list. This bill incorporates SB 247. It does not become effective unless an appropriation effectuating the purposes of the bill is included in the general appropriation act passed in 2014 by the General Assembly that becomes law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100644D
01/02/2014Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/10/2014Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB191)
02/04/2014Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2014Committee substitute printed 14104337D-S1
02/04/2014Rereferred to Finance
02/05/2014Incorporates SB247
02/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB191S1)
02/06/2014Reported from Finance with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104337D-S1
02/10/2014Reading of amendment waived
02/10/2014Committee amendment agreed to
02/10/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB191ES1
02/10/2014Printed as engrossed 14104337D-ES1
02/11/2014Read third time and passed Senate (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2014Placed on Calendar
02/13/2014Read first time
02/13/2014Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/17/2014Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/19/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB191ES1)
02/27/2014Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2015
02/28/2014Continued to 2015 in Privileges and Elections
12/04/2014Left in Privileges and Elections