Election day program; permitted activities of participants. (HB205)

Introduced By

Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)

Progress

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

Description

Election day program; permitted activities of participants. Allows election pages participating in the election day program for high school students to assist in the arrangement of voting equipment, furniture, and any other materials for the conduct of the election. The bill would also allow election pages to assist in the counting of unmarked ballots prior to the opening of the polls, at the direction and under the direct supervision of the chief officer of election, but prohibits election pages from handling or touching ballots in any other circumstance. Currently, participants in the election day program are prohibited from handling or touching ballots, voting machines, and other official election materials. Amends § 24.2-604, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/28/2015Committee
12/28/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100010D
12/28/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB205)
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Campaign Finance
01/14/2016Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee Campaign Finance
01/14/2016Assigned P & E sub:
01/21/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-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 with amendment (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Read third time
02/12/2016Reading of amendment waived
02/12/2016Committee amendment agreed to
02/12/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/12/2016Passed Senate with amendment (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Placed on Calendar
02/16/2016Senate amendment agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Enrolled
02/16/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB205ER)
02/16/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB205ER)
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
02/24/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 15 (effective 7/1/16)
02/24/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0015)

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 50 seconds.

Transcript

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

NEXT UP, HOUSE BILL SENATE AMENDMENT, HOUSE BILL 205, A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT A SESSION OF THE CODE RELATING TO ELECTION DAY PROGRAM, PERMITTED ACTIVITIES OF PARTICIPANTS, PASSED THE HOUSE FEBRUARY 3RD, PASSED THE SENATE WITH AMENDMENT ON FEBRUARY 12.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM FAUQUIER, MR. WEBERT.

Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall): THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER, MR. SPEAKER, I ASK THAT THE BODY ACCEPT THE SENATE AMENDMENT AND THE AMENDMENT BASICALLY STATES THAT THE ELECTORAL BOARD SHALL APPOINT A PERSON TO HELP -- ESSENTIALLY LET THE PAGES KNOW WHAT THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES ARE.

[Unknown]: SHALL THE SENATE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO?

Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall): THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 99, NOS, ZERO. AYES 99, NOS, ZERO, THE SENATE AMENDMENT IS AGREED