Voter list maintenance; use of Electronic Registration Information Center, etc. (HB1379)

Introduced By

Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill) with support from co-patrons Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), and Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton)

Progress

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

Description

Voter registration; cancellation of registrations for persons identified through list comparisons and data matching exchanges with other states. Provides for the cancellation of the registration of a voter who is identified through list comparisons and data matching exchanges with other states as being registered in another state. The Department of Elections is directed to send a notice to the voter of the out-of-state registration record and to provide a postage prepaid, pre-addressed return card by which the voter may verify or dispute the out-of-state registration record. Upon receipt of a return card verifying the out-of-state registration record, the Department is required to transfer the return card to the appropriate general registrar, who shall cancel the voter's registration record pursuant to applicable state law. Upon receipt of a return card disputing the out-of-state registration record, the Department is required to notify the appropriate authority in that state, which may include providing a copy of the return card disputing the record. If a return card is not received within 30 days, the Department is required to notify the appropriate general registrar, who shall cancel the voter's registration record. The bill also requires the Department to utilize data regarding voter registration received through data matching exchanges with other states to carry out its duties regarding voter list maintenance. Read the Bill »

Status

02/16/2016: Passed the House

History

DateAction
01/22/2016Committee
01/22/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104210D
01/22/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/27/2016Assigned to sub: Campaigns
01/27/2016Assigned P & E sub: Campaigns
02/09/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1379)
02/11/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 1-N)
02/12/2016Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Committee substitute printed 16104925D-H1
02/13/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Read second time
02/15/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104925D-H1
02/15/2016Amendments by Delegate Sickles rejected
02/15/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1379H1
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House (64-Y 35-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (64-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/22/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1379H1)
02/23/2016Continued to 2017 in Privileges and Elections (12-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)

Video

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 7 minutes.

Transcript

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

SECTIONS OF THE CODE OF AMEND AND REENACT SEVERAL VIRGINIA RELATING TO VOTER LIST MAINTENANCE, USE OF ERIC AND THE INTERSTATE VOTER REGISTRATION CROSS-CHECK PROGRAM. SHALL THE BILL PASS? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. AYES 64, NOS 35. AYES 64, NOS 35, THE BILL