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

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