Absentee voting; reason for application. (SB816)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Absentee voting; reason for application. Removes the requirement that a person applying for an absentee ballot because of an obligation occasioned by his religion provide information regarding the nature of such obligation. Instead, he is required to state that he has an obligation occasioned by his religion. Amends § 24.2-701, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/02/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102442D
01/02/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/2015Assigned to P&E sub: Elections
01/20/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB816)
01/27/2015Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2015Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Placed on Calendar
02/06/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/06/2015Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/12/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/13/2015Reported from Privileges and Elections (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Read second time
02/17/2015Read third time
02/17/2015Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/17/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Enrolled
02/20/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB816ER)
02/20/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB816ER)
02/20/2015Signed by Speaker
02/23/2015Signed by President
02/24/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/24/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/24/15
02/24/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/17/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 314 (effective 7/1/15)
03/17/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0314)

Comments

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

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