Vacancies in constitutional offices; petition to circuit court to request no special elections. (HB832)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patron Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)

Progress

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

Description

Vacancies in constitutional offices; special elections. Allows the governing body of a county or city in which a vacancy in a constitutional office has occurred to request in its petition for a writ of election that the circuit court order the special election to be held at the next ensuing general election and allows the court to issue such writ. The bill also authorizes the governing body to petition the circuit court to request that no special election be ordered when the vacancy occurs within the 12 months immediately preceding the end of the term of that office and requires the court to grant such a request. The bill also contains technical amendments. Amends § 24.2-228.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Committee
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103844D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Elections
01/15/2016Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee Elections
01/15/2016Assigned P & E sub:
01/26/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB832)
02/02/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/05/2016Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2016Read first time
02/09/2016Read second time
02/09/2016Committee amendments agreed to
02/09/2016Engrossed by House as amended HB832E
02/09/2016Printed as engrossed 16103844D-E
02/10/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB832E)
02/11/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/23/2016Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2016Read third time
02/26/2016Reading of amendments waived
02/26/2016Committee amendments agreed to
02/26/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/26/2016Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Placed on Calendar
03/01/2016Senate amendments agreed to by House (93-Y 0-N)
03/01/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Enrolled
03/02/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB832ER)
03/02/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB832ER)
03/02/2016Signed by Speaker
03/05/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/05/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/7/16
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/11/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 453 (effective 7/1/16)
03/11/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0453)
03/11/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text reprinted (CHAP0453)

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.

FOR A UNIFORM METHOD FOR SETTING HOURS AND AT THE REQUEST OF THE CLERKS AROUND THE STATE, THE AMENDMENT WAS ADDED TO MAKE CLEAR THAT THE CLERKS RETAIN THEIR CURRENT STATUTORY PREROGATIVE TO SET THE HOURS OF OPERATION FOR A CLERK'S OFFICE. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE 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. AYES 38, NOS 0. AYES 38, NOS 0. THE SENATE CONCURS WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT. SENATE BILL 743 HAS PASSED THE HOUSE WITH AMENDMENT. THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, SENATOR WAGNER.