Voting equipment; locking and sealing of voting and counting machines after election. (HB104)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)

Progress

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

Description

Voting equipment; locking and sealing of voting and counting machines after election. Provides that if a voting or counting machine secured by removal of a data storage device containing the only record of votes cast for any office or on any question and the machine itself does not contain such a record, that machine is not required to remain locked and sealed until the deadline to request a recount has passed or any contest or recount has been concluded. The sealed envelopes containing the equipment keys for such machines are required to be delivered to the electoral board no later than noon on the day following the election. The bill also provides that the requirements for locking and sealing voting equipment do not apply to any ballot marking device and its data storage device provided to meet accessibility requirements, where the number of persons voting in the election or the number of votes cast for any office or on any question are not recorded by the ballot marking device. All other voting systems are subject to current provisions for the locking and sealing of equipment. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/15/2015Committee
12/15/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101461D
12/15/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Elections
01/14/2016Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee Elections
01/14/2016Assigned P & E sub:
01/17/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB104)
01/27/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/29/2016Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2016Read first time
02/02/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/03/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/09/2016Reported from Privileges and Elections (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Read third time
02/12/2016Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Enrolled
02/16/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB104ER)
02/16/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB104ER)
02/16/2016Signed by Speaker
02/16/2016Signed by President
02/17/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/17/16
02/17/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Wednesday, February 24, 2016
02/24/2016Governor's recommendation received by House
02/24/2016Placed on Calendar
02/26/2016House concurred in Governor's recommendation (95-Y 1-N)
02/26/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016Enacted, (effective 7/1/16)
03/01/2016Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016G Governor's recommendation adopted
03/01/2016Reenrolled
03/01/2016Reenrolled bill text (HB104ER2)
03/01/2016Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
03/01/2016Signed by President as reenrolled
03/01/2016Enacted, Chapter 218 (effective 7/1/16)
03/02/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB104ER2)
03/02/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0218)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

COUNTY, SENATOR VOGEL. THANK YOU N PRESIDENT. I MOVE WE ADOPT THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION AND SPEAKING TO THE MOTION. THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. THANK YOU FLRK PRESIDENT. WHAT HOUSE BILL 104 DID WAS BASICALLY AN EFFORT TO KEEP UP WITH TECHNOLOGY AND SAYS THAT IF THE VOTING MACHINE ITSELF HAS A HARD DRIVE WHERE THE VOTING INFORMATION IS STORED, THEN IT'S REALLY ONLY THE HARD DRIVE ITSELF THAT HAS TO BE KEPT UNDER SEAL PENDING THE TIMEFRAME THAT IT HAS TO BE MAINTAINED PRIOR TO A RECOUNT. WHAT THE GOVERNOR'S LANGUAGE HAS DONE IS SIMPLY ADDED A TECHNICAL AMENDMENT TO ADD ONE SENTENCE TO THE BILL AND WHAT IT ATTEMPTS TO DO IS JUST CLARIFY THAT THE MACHINES THAT DON'T HAVE STORE ANY DATA ONLY HAVE TO BE KEPT UNDER LOCK AND SEAL UNTIL THEY'RE RETURNED TO THEIR STORAGE LOCATION. AND WITH THAT, I ASK THAT YOU ADOPT THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION. THANK YOU.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE AGREE WITH THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 39, NOS 0. AYES 39, NOS 0. THE SENATE AGREE WITH THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION. UNCONTESTED CALENDAR, HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING. THE SENATOR FROM JAMES CITY